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Micrurus browni SCHMIDT & SMITH, 1943

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesMicrurus browni browni SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943
Micrurus browni importunus ROZE 1967
Micrurus browni taylori SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943 
Common NamesBrown's Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus browni browni SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943
Micrurus nigrocinctus browni SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943
Micrurus browni — LAURENT 1949: 18
Micrurus nigrocinctus browni — ZWEIFEL 1959
Micrurus browni — LINER 1994
Micrurus browni browni — LINER 2007
Micrurus browni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 443

Micrurus browni taylori SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943
Micrurus nuchalis taylori — SCHMIDT & SMITH 1943
Micrurus browni taylori — LINER 2007 
DistributionSW Mexico (Jalisco, Chiapas, Oaxaca), W Guatemala, Honduras (elevation 1900 m)

browni: Mexico, W Guatemal; Type locality: Mexico, Guerrero, Chilpancingo.

importunus: Guatemala (Sacatepequez)

taylori: Mexico (Guerrero); Type locality: Acapulco, Guerrero.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 38494 
CommentMicrurus browni importunus is mimicked by Pliocercus elapoides diastema (see SMITH & CHISZAR 2001).


Distribution: not in Quintana Roo (Mexico), fide Gonzalez-Sanchez et al. 2017. 
Etymologynamed after W. W. Brown, the collector of the holotype. 
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  • Bello-Sánchez, Edgar Ahmed, Jorge E. Morales-Mávil, Alvar González-Christen and Adriana M. Cruz-Lira. 2016. Micrurus browni (Brown's Coralsnake) and Stenorrhina freminvillei (Freminville's Scorpion-eating Snake) Diet. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 149
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blaney, R. M. ;Blaney, P. K. 1978. Notes on three species of Micrurus (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Mexico. Herpetological Review 9 (3): 92 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 2000. A new species of venomous coral snake (Serpentes: Elapidae) from high desert in Puebla, Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 113 (1): 291-297 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Cruz-Sáenz, D., F. J. Muñoz-Nolasco, V. Mata-Silva, J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Jalisco, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 23–118 - get paper here
  • Grünwald, Christoph Imre, Nadia Pérez-Rivera, Iván Trinidad Ahumada-Carrillo, Héctor Franz-Chávez and Brandon Thomas La Forest. 2016. New distributional records for the herpetofauna of Mexico. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 85-90
  • Guerra Centeno, Dennis; Héctor Fuentes Rousselin & David Morán Villatoro 2012. Serpientes de Guatemala: Guía para didentificación de especies. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 186 pp.
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  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. 1949. Note sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collection de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. III. Formes americaines. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belgique, Bruxelles, 25 (9): 1-20 [4]
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  • Mata-Silva, Arturo Rocha, Dominic L. DeSantis, Elí García-Padilla, Larry David Wilson and Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista. 2016. Micrurus browni Cope, 1863. Mexico, Oaxaca. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1062–1063 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Arturo Rocha, Dominic L. DeSantis, Elí García-Padilla, Larry David Wilson and Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista. 2016. Micrurus browni Schmidt and Schmidt, 1943. Diet. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1020–1022 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
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  • McCranie,J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 1991. Geophis fulvoguttatus MERTENS and Micrurus browni SCHMIDT and SMITH: additions to the snake fauna of Honduras. Amphibia-Reptilia 12: 112-114 - get paper here
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  • Smith, Hobart M. and David Chiszar 2001. Pliocercus elapoides Cope Variegated False Coral Snake. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (739): 1-11 - get paper here
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