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Micrurus margaritiferus ROZE, 1967

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesSpeckled Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus margaritiferus ROZE 1967: 35
Micrurus margaritiferus — WELCH 1994: 87
Micrurus margaritiferus — VALENCIA 2006
Micrurus margaritiferus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 449 
DistributionNE Peru, Ecuador

Type locality: Boca Rio Santiago-Rio Marañon, Peru. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: AMNH 533362, a female 
EtymologyAfter the Latin “margarita” = pearl, and Greek “phorus” = carrying. 
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • FEITOSA, DARLAN TAVARES; NELSON JORGE DA SILVA JR., MATHEUS GODOY PIRES, HUSSAM ZAHER & ANA LÚCIA DA COSTA PRUDENTE 2015. A new species of monadal coral snake of the genus Micrurus (Serpentes, Elapidae) from western Amazon. Zootaxa 3974 (4): 538–554
  • Roze, Jánis A 1967. A checklist of the New World venomous Coral Snakes (Elapidae), with descriptions of new forms. American Museum Novitates (2287): 1-60 - get paper here
  • VALENCIA, J. H. 2006. First record of the coral snake Micrurus margaritiferus ROZE, 1967 in Ecuador [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 19: - 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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