Micrurus renjifoi (LAMAR, 2003)
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|Higher Taxa||Elapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Renjifo’s coral snake|
|Synonym||Leptomicrurus renjifoi LAMAR 2003|
Micrurus renjifoi — SLOWINSKI 2001 (by implication)
Leptomicrurus renjifoi — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 130
Micrurus renjifoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 453
Type locality: the south side of the Río Tomo, near its juncture with the Río Orinoco, 97 km SSW of Puerto Carreño, Comisaría del Vichada, Colombia, elevation 115 m
|Types||Holotype: UTA R-3490, a gravid adult female.|
|Diagnosis||Definition and diagnosis: This bicolored species differs from all congeners by possessing a pattern of black rings separated by equally long (or longer) pale pinkish orange rings, a pale pinkish orange parietal ring, a black nuchal ring that passes posterior to the parietal tips and the seventh supralabial, pale tail rings that are neither red nor orange, and 243 or fewer ventrals in females. For further differences that distinguish L. renjifoi from its congeners, see Remarks and the Key to Leptomicrurus. [from LAMAR 2003].|
Synonymy: SLOWINSKI et al. 2001 synonymized Leptomicrurus with Micrurus, thus this new species may be a member of Micrurus too.
|Etymology||Named after Juan Manuel Renjifo, a Colombian herpetologist who has contributed to our knowledge of venomous snakes of that region.|
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