Black-bellied Coral Snake Sinomicrurus nigriventer (Wall, 1908) (Elapidae): an extended distribution in the western Himalaya, India

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Sipu Kumar
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4788-5518
Jignasu Dolia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7012-332X
Vartika Chaudhary
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0967-010X
Amit Kumar
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7517-4345
Abhijit Das

Abstract

The Black-bellied Coral Snake Sinomicrurus nigriventer (Wall, 1908) was recently elevated to specific status from Himachal Pradesh where it was also known historically. We present here two individual observations of S. nigriventer from Uttarakhand State of India that constitute the first state record of the species increasing the distribution range ~105 km towards east in the western Himalaya.

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Kumar, S., Dolia, J., Chaudhary, V., Kumar, A. and Das, A. 2021. Black-bellied Coral Snake Sinomicrurus nigriventer (Wall, 1908) (Elapidae): an extended distribution in the western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 7 (Jun. 2021), 18939–18942. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7022.13.7.18939-18942.
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