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Micrurus putumayensis LANCINI, 1962

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Putumayo Coral Snake
Portuguese: Cobra-Coral, Coral-Verdadeira, Cobra-Coral-Amarela 
SynonymMicrurus schmidti LANCINI 1962
Micrurus putumayensis LANCINI 1962 (nom. nov.)
Micrurus putumayensis — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus putumayensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 452
Micrurus putumayensis — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
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) 
EtymologyThe Latin name putumayensis, meaning inhabitant of Putumayo, alludes to its presence in the region around the Putumayo River. 
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