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Micrurus renjifoi (LAMAR, 2003)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeptomicrurus 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  
TypesHolotype: UTA R-3490, a gravid adult female. 

Synonymy: SLOWINSKI et al. 2001 synonymized Leptomicrurus with Micrurus, thus this new species may be a member of Micrurus too. 
EtymologyNamed after Juan Manuel Renjifo, a Colombian herpetologist who has contributed to our knowledge of venomous snakes of that region. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. and William W. Lamar 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, 2 vols. Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 962 pp. [review in Science 305: 182]
  • Lamar, W.W. 2003. A new species of slender coralsnake from Colombia, and its clinal and ontogenetic variation (Serpentes, Elapidae: Leptomicrurus). Revista de Biologia Tropical 51(3-4):805-810 - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 2001. Dwarf monitors. Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist 6 (10): 8-16
  • 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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