Elapidae - 2008 Publications
of Calliophis haematoetron
et al. (2008) described a new species of coral snake, Calliophis haematoetron from central Sri Lanka. The
new species differs from Calliophis
melanurus in coloration (reduced head pigmentation, banding on dorsum and
aspects of head scalation. The new species has been recorded from
forested localities at low and intermediate altitudes in Central Province, Sri Lanka.
- Smith, E.N., K. Manamendra-Arachchi
& R. Somaweera (2008) A new species of coralsnake of the genus Calliophis (Squamata: Elapidae) from the Central Province of
Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1847: 19-33.