Micrurus alleni SCHMIDT, 1936
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|Higher Taxa||Elapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Allen's Coral Snake|
G: Allens Korallenotter
S: Coral Cabeza Flecha
|Synonym||Micrurus alleni alleni SCHMIDT 1936|
Micrurus nigricinctus alleni SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus nigrocinctus yatesi DUNN 1942
Micrurus alleni richardi TAYLOR 1951
Micrurus yatesi TAYLOR 1954
Micrurus nigricinctus yatesi - SMITH 1958
Micrurus alleni alleni — ROZE 1967: 5
Micrurus alleni yatesi — ROZE 1967: 6
Micrurus alleni yatesi — WELCH 1994: 77
Micrurus alleni alleni — WELCH 1994: 77
Micrurus alleni — SAVAGE 2002
Micrurus alleni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 441
|Distribution||E Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras|
alleni: E Nicaragua south along the Atlantic drainage to N Panama; Type locality: Rio Mico, seven miles above Rama, Siquia District, Nicaragua.
richardi: Costa Rica; Type locality: Los Diamantes, 2 km south of Guapiles, Costa Rica.
yatesi: Pacific southern Costa Rica and adjacent N Panama; Type locality: Farm Two, Chiriqui Land Co., near Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui, Panama. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 79794|
Holotype: KU 25189, female [richardi]
Holotype: ANSP 22564 [yatesi]
Subspecies: Roze 1996: 139 does not list any subspecies and includes richardi and yatesi in M. alleni.
Diagnosis. An ally of Micrurus n. nigrocinctus and M. n. divaricatus, with a much higher number of ventrals in both sexes, very wide yellow bands, and a backward projection of the black marking of the head.
Max. total length: 132 cm
Subspecies: ROZE 1996 did not recognize any subspecies of M. alleni.
|Etymology||Named after Morrow J. Allen who collected the holotype as well as many other herpetological specimens in eastern Nicaragua. The name richardi was dedicated to Richard C. Taylor, brother of Edward Taylor, who helped to collect specimens in Costa Rica. The name yatesi is dedicated to Thomas Yates who obtained and sent specimens from Panama to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.|
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