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Micrurus pacaraimae MORATO DE CARVALHO, 2002

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMicrurus pacaraimae MORATO DE CARVALHO 2002
Micrurus pacaraimae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 451 
DistributionBrazil (Roraima), possibly in Venezuela

Type locality: Brasil: Vila Pacaraima: Rodovia BR – 174 na fronteira com a Venezuela (04°31’N, 61°09’W).  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 8565, male, 313 + 42 mm 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (original): Colorido dorsal e ventral vermelho e negro no corpo e cauda, garganta branca. Capuz cefálico negro em contato com o anel nucal negro. Anéis negros 23, simples; anéis vermelhos cerca de quatro vezes mais largos que os negros. Ventrais 201, subcaudais 43, anal dividida, tubérculos supra-anais ausentes. 
CommentVenomous! 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
References
  • 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
  • Morato de Carvalho, C. 2002. Descrição de uma nova espécie de Micrurus do Estado de Roraima, Brasil (Serpentes, Elapidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 42(8):183-192 - 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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