Micrurus decoratus (JAN, 1858)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Micrurus decoratus?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Brazilian Coral Snake|
S: Cobra Coral Decorada
|Synonym||Elaps decoratus JAN 1858: 525|
Elaps decoratus — GARMAN 1884: 108
Elaps fischeri AMARAL 1921: 39
Elaps ezequieli LUTZ & MELLO 1922
Micrurus decoratus — SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus decoratus — WELCH 1994: 79
Micrurus decoratus — CASTELLARI-GONZALEZ et al. 2014
Micrurus decoratus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 444
|Distribution||E Brazil (S Espírito Santo, Sao Paulo, S Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, N Santa Catarina, Paraná)|
Type locality: see comment
|Types||Holotype: lost in Museum of Milano; type locality "Mexico" is an error.|
Synonymy after ROZE 1996 and AMARAL 1926.
Distribution: The type locality was given erroneously as “Mexico” (fide SCHMIDT 1936). Reports from Rio Grande do Sul have not been confirmed and appear to be erroneous.
|Etymology||Latin from decorus meaning adorned and beautiful, alluding to the very beautiful color pattern of this species; fischeri, dedicated to C. M. Fischer, employee of the Instituto Butantan who collected the holotype; and ezequieli, named after Ezequiel Dias who organized medical defense against venomous snakes and scorpions in Minas Gerais, Brazil.|