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Micrurus margaritiferus ROZE, 1967

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Speckled 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

Type locality: Boca Rio Santiago-Rio Marañon, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 55362 (not 533362), a female 

Distribution: Not in Ecuador fide Torres-Carvajal et al. 2019: 299 ff). 
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
  • Lee, Justin L.; Cristian Hernández-Morales, Roy W. McDiarmid 2018. First report on the reproductive biology and diet of two Coral Snake species (Micrurus) from the Western Amazon of Peru and Ecuador (Serpentes: Elapidae) using x-radiography. Herpetology Notes 11: 409-412 - get paper here
  • 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. 2007. First record of the coral snake Micrurus margaritiferus ROZE, 1967 in Ecuador [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 19 (3/4): 186-187 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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