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Micrurus putumayensis LANCINI, 1962

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPutumayo Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus schmidti LANCINI 1962
Micrurus putumayensis LANCINI 1962 (nom. nov.)
Micrurus putumayensis — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus putumayensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 452 
DistributionPeru (Loreto), NW Brazil, SE Colombia

Type locality: "Puerto Socorro (a 270 Km. NE. de Iquitos),  
TypesHolotype: MCNC Herp. 1117, a 624 mm female (J. Cáceres M., March 1959). (type=AMNH 11058 fide Golay et al., 1993: 180) 
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  • 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
  • Lancini V., A. R. 1962. Una nueva especie de Serpiente coral (Serpentes: Elapidae) del Peru. Publicaciones Ocasionales del Museo de Ciencias Naturales Caracas, Venezuela (2): 1-3
  • Lancini V., A. R. 1962. Un cambio de nombre para una serpiente coral (Elapidae: Micrurus) del Peru. Publicaciones Ocasionales del Museo de Ciencias Naturales Caracas, Venezuela (3): 1
  • Lema, Thales de 1972. Sobre Micrurus putumayensis Lancini, 1962 e sua ocorrencia no Brasil - (Serpentes, Elapidae). Iheringia, Série Zoologia 41: 35-58 - 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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