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Micrurus sangilensis NICEFORO MARIA, 1942

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: San Gil coral snake, Santander Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus ecuadorianus sangilensis NICEFORO MARIA 1942
Micrurus ecuadorianus sangilensis — SCHMIDT 1955
Micrurus sangilensis — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus sangilensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 453 
DistributionColombia (Santander, Cundinamarca)

Type locality: San Gil, Santander, Colombia  
TypesHolotype: MCG 2-A, a 545 mm male (R.H. Silvano-Jorge, Aug. 1937). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A coral snake with black pileus, with the black bands in triads, with the nuchal band the middle band of the first triad, and without supra-anal tubercles in the adult male [fide SCHMIDT 1955]. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Niceforo-MARIA, Hno. 1942. Los ofidios de Colombia. Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exactas Fis. Nat. 5: 84-101
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Schmidt, Karl P. 1955. Coral snakes of the genus Micrurus in Colombia. Fieldiana Zoology 34 (34): 337-359 - 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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