Calliophis beddomei Smith, 1943:423

Beddome’s coralsnake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Callophis beddomei Smith, 1943:423


Conservation Status

Last record: 1911 or before

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Smith, Malcolm A. (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, including the whole of the Indo-Chinese region. Vol. III. Serpentes. London: Taylor and Francis.


Other references:

Ganesh, S. R. and Ramanujam, E. (2014). Rediscovery of Beddome’s Coralsnake Calliophis beddomei Smith, 1943 from the type locality. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(3): 5580-5582.

Jins, V. J., Bhupathy, S. and Panigrahi, M. (2014). New record of Beddome’s coral snake Calliophis beddomei Smith, 1943 from the southern Western Ghats, India. Herpetology Notes 7: 555-557. [automatic download]

Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Deepak, V. and Das, A. (2013). Calliophis beddomei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 12 April 2014.

Whitaker, R. and Captain, A. (2004). Snakes of India - The Field Guide. Draco Books, Chengalpet, South India, 481pp.


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