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Micrurus baliocoryphus (COPE, 1862)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymElaps baliocoryphus COPE 1862: 346
Micrurus frontalis mesopotamicus BARRIO & MIRANDA 1967
Micrurus frontalis baliocoryphus — HOGE & ROMANO 1979
Micrurus frontalis mesopotamicus - CEI 1993
Micrurus frontalis baliocoryphus — WELCH 1994: 83
Micrurus frontalis baliocoryphus — ROZE 1994
Micrurus baliocoryphus — DA SILVA & SITES 1999: 162
Micrurus baliocoryphus — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 209
Micrurus baliocoryphus — DI BERNARDO et al. 2007
Micrurus baliocoryphus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 442 
DistributionArgentina (Entre Rios, Correintes, SW Misiones), Paraguay (fide Paul Smith, pers. comm., 27 Apr 2014)

Type locality: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Corrected to Villa Federal, Entre Ríos, Argentina (type locality of M. frontalis mesopotamicus) by Roze (1983). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ANSP 6842 

Distribution: apparently not known from Brazil (Campbell & Lamar 2004, Da Silva & Sites, 1999). 
  • Cei, J. M. 1993. Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina. Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949
  • Cope, E.D. 1860. Catalogue of the venomous serpents in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with notes on the families, genera and species. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1859: 332-347 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1862. Catalogues of the reptiles obtained during the explorations of the Parana Paraguay, Vermejo and Uruguay rivers, by Capt. Thos. J. Page, U.S.N.; and of those procured by Lieut. N. Michier, U. S. Top. Eng., Commander of the expedition conducting the su Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1862: 346-359. - get paper here
  • Da SILVA, N. J. JR. & J. W. JR. SITES 1999. Revision of the Micrurus frontalis complex (Serpentes: Elapidae). Herpetological Monographs 13: 142-194 - get paper here
  • DI-BERNARDO, MARCOS; MARCIO BORGES-MARTINS & NELSON JORGE DA SILVA, JR. 2007. A new species of coralsnake (Micrurus: Elapidae) from southern Brazil. Zootaxa 1447: 1–26 - get paper here
  • Hoge, A.R., & Romano-Hoge, S.A.R.W.L. 1979. Sinopse das serpentes peconhentas do Brasil (2.ed.). Mem. Inst. Butantan. 42/43: 373-496. - get paper here
  • Roze, J.A. 1994. Notes on the taxonomy of venomous coral snakes (Elapidae) of South America. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 30: 177-185.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Welch, K. R. G. 1994. Snakes of the World. A Checklist. I. Venomous snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England.
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