Bungarus flaviceps 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Elapidae

Scientific Name: Bungarus flaviceps Reinhardt, 1943
Common Name(s):
English Red-headed Krait
Taxonomic Notes: Two subspecies are recognized: B. f. flaviceps and B. f. baluensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-30
Assessor(s): Grismer, L. & Chan-Ard, T.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M. & Bowles, P.
This species is listed as Least Concern because it has a widespread distribution, is present in many protected areas, and there are no known major threats affecting it.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species occurs disjunctly in southern Viet Nam and from western Thailand to Borneo (Smith 1943, Taylor 1965, David and Vogel 1996, Nguyen et al. 2009). There are no confirmed records from intervening Cambodia (Saint Girons 1972). In Borneo, it occurs from sea level up to 750 m elevation (Stuebing and Inger 1999), and in Peninsular Malaysia it occurs at elevations from near sea level up to 1,100 m (Grismer et al. 2010).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1100
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data available on population size and trends for this species. It is rare throughout its range (David and Vogel 1996).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little is known on the biology of this terrestrial and nocturnal species. It occurs in lowland and hilly tropical wet forest and  feeds on snakes and lizards (David and Vogel 1996, Stuebing and Inger 1999).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is involved in the international pet trade and venom trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in several protected areas. No species-specific measures are required.

Citation: Grismer, L. & Chan-Ard, T. 2012. Bungarus flaviceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T192075A2036609. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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