Status, distribution and threats of kraits (Squamata: Elapidae: Bungarus) in Bangladesh

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M. F. Ahsan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4703-1851
M. M. Rahman
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3054-1783

Abstract

Kraits (Bungarus spp.) of Bangladesh were studied between January 2014 and March 2015.  Five species of kraits are known to occur in Bangladesh.  These are the Common Krait Bungarus caeruleus, Banded Krait B. fasciatus, Lesser Black Krait B. lividus, Greater Black Krait B. niger and Wall’s Krait B. walli.  Banded Krait is the commonest and Lesser Black Krait is the rarest krait species in the country.  The status of these five kraits in Bangladesh has been assessed.  The distributions have been compiled and discussed, and some reasons for their population decline have also been pointed out.

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Ahsan, M.F. and Rahman, M.M. 2017. Status, distribution and threats of kraits (Squamata: Elapidae: Bungarus) in Bangladesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 3 (Mar. 2017), 9903–9910. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2929.9.3.9903-9910.
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M. F. Ahsan, Professor Department of Zoology University of Chittagong Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Professor
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

M. M. Rahman, Student Department of Zoology University of Chittagong Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Student
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

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