asian coral snake

Beddome's coral snake

The Beddome's Coral Snake Calliophis beddomei is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. Named after Richard Henry Beddome, 1830-1911, British army officer and botanist.


  • Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001 The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (ElapidaCalliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245
  • Smith, M.A. 1943 The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.

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