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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Elapinae
Genus: Sinomicrurus
Species (6): S. hatori – S. houi – S. japonicus – S. kelloggi – S. macclellandi – S. sauteri

Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy & Lawson, 2001: 239

Type species: Elaps macclellandi Reinhardt, 1844, by original designation.
Primary references

Slowinski, J.B., Boundy, J. & Lawson, R. 2001. The Phylogenetic Relationships of Asian Coral Snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) Based on Morphological and Molecular Characters. Herpetologica 57(2): 233–245. JSTOR Reference page.

Additional references

Peng, L., Wang, L., Ding, L., Zhu, Y., Luo, J., Yang, D., Huang, R., Lu, S.-Q. & Huang, S. 2018. A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China. Asian Herpetological Research 9(2): 65–73. DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170090 Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Sinomicrurus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 19 July 2018.

Sinomicrurus is a genus of venomous elapid snakes, one of several genera commonly known as Asian coral snakes or oriental coral snakes. The genus includes 8 subtropical species found in Asia. Molecular and morphological analysis suggest this new genus is part of the family Elapidae.[2]
Species and subspecies

  • Sinomicrurus hatori (Takahashi, 1930) (Taiwan)
  • Sinomicrurus houi Wang, Peng, & Huang, 2018 – Hou's coral snake (Hainan)
  • Sinomicrurus japonicus (Günther, 1868) – Japanese coral snake (Ryukyu Islands)
    • Sinomicrurus japonicus boettgeri (Fritze, 1894)
    • Sinomicrurus japonicus japonicus (Günther, 1868)
    • Sinomicrurus japonicus takarai (Ota, Ito & Lin, 1999)
  • Sinomicrurus kelloggi (Pope, 1928) – Kellogg's coral snake (Vietnam, Laos, China)
  • Sinomicrurus macclellandi (J.T. Reinhardt, 1844) – MacClelland's coral snake (India , Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan)
    • Sinomicrurus macclellandi iwasakii (Maki, 1935)
    • Sinomicrurus macclellandi macclellandi (J.T. Reinhardt, 1844)
    • Sinomicrurus macclellandi swinhoei (Van Denburgh, 1912)
    • Sinomicrurus macclellandi univirgatus (Günther, 1858)
  • Sinomicrurus nigriventer (Wall, 1908) (India)
  • Sinomicrurus peinani Liu, Yan, Hou, Wang, Nguyen, Murphy, Che, & Guo, 2020 – Guangxi coral snake (China, Vietnam)
  • Sinomicrurus sauteri (Steindachner, 1913) (Taiwan)

Nota bene: An authority (binomial or trinomial) in parentheses indicates that the taxon (species or subspecies) was originally described in a genus other than Sinomicrurus.

"Sinomicrurus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Slowinski JB, Boundy J, Lawson R (2001). "The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters". Herpetologica. 57 (2): 233–245. JSTOR 3893186.


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