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Micrurus peruvianus SCHMIDT, 1936

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPeru Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus peruvianus SCHMIDT 1936
Micrurus peruvianus — WELCH 1994: 87
Micrurus peruvianus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 452 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca, Amazonas), Ecuador

Type locality: Perico, Department of Cajamarca, Peru. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ 17385, a male 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Peru. 
  • 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
  • Kuch, Ulrich, Fernando Ayala-V. and Antonio Freire L. 2002. First record of Micrurus peruvianus Schmidt, 1936 from Ecuador. Herpetozoa 15 (3/4):182-183 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Karl P. 1936. Preliminary account of coral snakes of South America. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 20 (19): 189-203 - 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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