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Micrurus peruvianus SCHMIDT, 1936

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
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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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 17385, a male 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Peru. 
References
  • 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
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; PABLO J. VENEGAS, ROY SANTA CRUZ, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2018. Annotated checklist and key to the species of amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the northern Peruvian dry forest along the Andean valley of the Marañón River and its tributaries Zootaxa 4385 (1): 001–101 - get paper here
  • 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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