Micrurus averyi SCHMIDT, 1939
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|Higher Taxa||Elapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Black-headed Coral Snake|
|Synonym||Micrurus averyi SCHMIDT 1939|
Micrurus averyi — WELCH 1994: 79
Micrurus averyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 442
|Distribution||S Guyana, Brazil (Amazonas, Pará [HR 34: 389])|
Type locality: British Guiana, Courantyne District, near the Brazilian border, at Lat. 1° 40' N. and Long. 58° W.
|Types||Holotype: FMNH 30956|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of Micrurus with the rings not in triads, head almost entirely black, no nuchal ring, and with relatively few black rings. Allied, presumably, to M. corallinus, but distinguished by the absence of the nuchal black ring, the smaller number of narrower black rings, and the reduction of the yellow rings to spots [from SCHMIDT 1939].|
Max total length: 70 cm.
|Etymology||Named after Sewell L. Avery (1873-1960), American financier, head of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and Chairman of Montgomery Ward and Co. (a group of 575 retail outlets in the USA) (1931-1955).|
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