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Micrurus pacaraimae MORATO DE CARVALHO, 2002

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 8565, male, 313 + 42 mm 

Diagnosis (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. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • 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). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São 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. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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