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Micrurus bocourti (JAN, 1872)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: False Triad Coral Snake, Ecuador Coral Snake
S: Coral de Triadas Falsas 
SynonymElaps bocourti JAN 1872, in JAN & SORDELLI 1872
Micrurus ecuadorianus SCHMIDT 1936: 196
Micrurus circinalis — SCHMIDT 1936: 192 (part.)
Micrurus bocourti — WELCH 1994: 79
Micrurus bocourti — ROZE 1996
Micrurus bocourti — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 151
Micrurus bocourti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 442 
DistributionW Ecuador (Pacific lowlands), NW Peru

Type locality: Type locality restricted to Rio Daule, Guayas Province, Ecuador, by Roze, 1967.

ecuadorianus: Ecuador; Type locality: “Río Daule, western Ecuador” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 869, a male from an unknown locality, collected by Liataud in 1843
Holotype: MCZ 3559, Paratypes: ZSM 66/1914/1-2 [ecuadorianus] 
CommentVenomous!

Distribution: not in Colombia (Campbell and Lamar 2004). 
EtymologyNamed after Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904), French naturalist. 
References
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Jan, G. 1870. Iconographie générale des ophidiens, Vol. 3, Livraisons 35-50. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris, (Milan ?), 188 pp. - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Roze, J. A. 1996. Coral Snakes of the Americas. Krieger, Malabar, Florida
  • Schmidt, Karl P. 1936. Preliminary account of coral snakes of South America. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 20 (19): 189-203 - get paper here
  • 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.
 
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