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Bungarus Look for this name in NCBI Wikipedia Animal Diversity Web
http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/fc-9 Head et al. 2016
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The minimum age is based on the maximum age estimate for locality Y-450, the oldest record of Bungarus from the Siwalik Group of the Potwar Plateau, Pakistan (Barry et al., 2002; Head, 2005). Precise magnetostratigraphic analysis combined with sedimentation rate estimates has resolved Siwalik Group fossil localities to a temporal resolution of 104 years (e.g., Flynn et al., 1990; Barry et al., 2002).
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Assignment to the clade consisting of Bungarus species more closely related to each other than to B. bungaroides or B. flaviceps is based on the presence of both expanded prezygapophyseal accessory processes and postzygapophyseal accessory processes (McDowell, 1970; Slowinski, 1994).
Slowinski, J.B. 1994. A phylogenetic analysis of Bungarus (Elapidae) based on morphological characters. Journal of Herpetology, 28:440-446.
McDowell, S.B. 1970. On the status and relationships of the Solomon Island elapid snakes. Journal of Zoology, 161:145-190.
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