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Micrurus ruatanus (GÜNTHER, 1895)

IUCN Red List - Micrurus ruatanus - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesRoatan Coral Snake 
SynonymElaps ruatanus GÜNTHER 1895: 185
Elaps fulvius BOULENGER 1896
Micrurus ruatanus — SCHMIDT 1933: 34
Micrurus ruatanus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 217
Micrurus nigrocinctus ruatanus — ROZE 1983
Micrurus ruatanus — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus ruatanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 453 
DistributionHonduras (restricted to the Bay Island = Islas de la Bahia, Roatán Island)

Type locality: Ruatan Island, Bay Islands, Honduras.  
TypesSyntype: MCZ R-26930 
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1933. Preliminary account of the coral snakes of Central America and Mexico. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. 20: 29-40. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - 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.
  • Wilson,L.D. 1984. The status of Micrurus ruatanus (Günther), a coral snake endemic to the Bay lslands of Honduras. Herpetological Review 15: 67-68. - get paper here
  • Wilson,L.D.; McCranie,J.R. & Slowinski,J.B. 1992. Micrurus ruatanus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 545 - get paper here
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