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Sinomicrurus sauteri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Subfamily: Elapinae
Genus: Sinomicrurus
Slowinski, Boundy & Lawson, 2001[1]

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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 five subtropical species found in Asia. Molecular and morphological analysis suggest this new genus is part of the family Elapidae.[2]

Species and subspecies[edit]

  • Sinomicrurus japonicus boettgeri (Fritze, 1894)
  • Sinomicrurus japonicus japonicus (Günther, 1868)
  • Sinomicrurus japonicus takarai (Ota, Ito & Lin, 1999)
  • Sinomicrurus macclellandi iwasakii (Maki, 1935)
  • Sinomicrurus macclellandi macclellandi (J.T. Reinhardt, 1844)
  • Sinomicrurus macclellandi swinhoei (Van Denburgh, 1912)
  • Sinomicrurus macclellandi univirgatus (Günther, 1858)

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.


  1. ^ "Sinomicrurus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ Slowinski, J. B., Boundy, J. and Lawson, R. (June 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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