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First Confirmed Record of the MacClelland’s Coral Snake Sinomicrurus macclellandi (Reinhardt, 1844) from Bangladesh

Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md. Farid Ahsan, Ibrahim Khalil Al Haidar, Md. Ariful Islam


Sinomicrurus macclellandi (Reinhardt, 1844), the MacClelland’s coral snake, so far known from southern and eastern Asia was identified from Bangladesh based on a preserved specimen. The specimen, an adult (387 mm long) female from Sunamganj of Sylhet Division exhibits 13:13:13 scale rows, 242 ventrals and 25 paired subcaudals and hence identified thus. We urge future field surveys in Sylhet regions and elsewhere within Bangladesh to locate live populations of this snake and better map its distribution range in the country. This situation also calls for the attention of Snakebite Management Systems in Bangladesh.


MacClelland’s coral snake; Bangladesh; distribution; biogeography

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