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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesMicrurus dumerilii antioquiensis SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus dumerilii carinicaudus SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus dumerilii colombianus (GRIFFIN 1916)
Micrurus dumerilii dumerilii (JAN 1858)
Micrurus dumerilii transandinus SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus dumerilii venezuelensis ROZE 1989 
Common Names 
SynonymMicrurus dumerilii dumerilii (JAN 1858)
Elaps dumerilii JAN 1858
Micrurus dumerilii — SCHMIDT 1955
Micrurus dumerilii dumerilii — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii dumerilii — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167
Micrurus dumerilii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 445

Micrurus dumerilii antioquiensis (SCHMIDT 1936)
Micrurus antioquiensis SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus carinicauda antioquiensis SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus carinicaudus antioquiensis — SCHMIDT 1955
Micrurus dumerilii antioquiensis — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii antioquiensis — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167

Micrurus dumerilii carinicauda (K.P. SCHMIDT 1936)
Micrurus carinicauda SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus carinicauda — LAURENT 1949: 16
Micrurus carinicauda — BURGER 1955
Micrurus dumerilii carinicauda — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii carinicaudus — KORNACKER 1999: 152
Micrurus dumerilii carinicauda — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167

Micrurus dumerili colombianus (GRIFFIN 1916)
Elaps colombianus GRIFFIN 1916: 216
Micrurus dumerilii colombianus — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii colombianus — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167

Micrurus dumerilii transandinus (SCHMIDT,1936)
Micrurus transandinus SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus transandinus — LAURENT 1949: 16
Micrurus carinicaudus transandinus — SCHMIDT 1955
Micrurus carinicaudus transandinus — PETERS 1960
Micrurus dumerilii transandinus — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii transandinus — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167

Micrurus dumerili venezuelensis ROZE 1989
Micrurus dumerilii venezuelensis — WELCH 1994: 81
Micrurus dumerilii venezuelensis — KORNACKER 1999: 153
Micrurus dumerilii venezuelensis — BARRIO-AMOROS et al. 2003
Micrurus dumerilii venezuelensis — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 167 
DistributionNW Venezuela, N/W Colombia (Valle del Cauca), N Ecuador, SE Panama

dumerilii: Colombia (Magdalena River region to Norte de Santander); Type locality: "Colombie Carthagène” [=Cartagena, extreme northern Bolívar Department, Colombia, 10˚25'N, 75˚32'W].

antioquiensis: Colombia (Cauca Valley); Type locality: Santa Rita, north of Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.

carinicauda: N Venezuela (Mérida [HR 32: 279]) west to Colombia (Norte de Santander); Type locality: Orope, Estado Táchira, Venezuela.

colombianus: N Colombia; Type locality: Minca, Colombia

transandinus: Colombia (Choco), Ecuador (west of Andes); Type locality: Andagoya, Choco, Colombia.

venezuelensis: NC Venezuela (Cordillera de la Costa); Type locality: El Valle, Distrito Federal, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 3923, a 660 mm male (coll. Barrot)
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.23 [antioquiensis]
Holotype: FMNH 2587 [carinicauda]
Holotype: CM 197 [colombianus]
Holotype: AMNH 59392 [venezuelensis]
Holotype: MCZ 32744 [transandinus]
Holotype: FMNH 2587 [carinicaudus] 
CommentSubspecies and distribution after WELCH 1994, updated after CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004.

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