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Micrurus scutiventris (COPE, 1869)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPigmy black-backed coralsnake 
SynonymElaps scutiventris COPE 1869: 156
Leptomicrurus schmidti HOGE & ROMANO-HOGE 1966
Micrurus karlschmidti HOGE & ROMANO-HOGE 1972
Leptomicrurus scutiventris ROZE & BERNAL-CARLO 1987
Leptomicrurus schmidti — WELCH 1994: 73
Micrurus scutiventris — SLOWINSKI 1995
Micrurus scutiventris — SLOWINSKI et al. 2001
Leptomicrurus scutiventris — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 130
Micrurus scutiventris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 453 
DistributionBrazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Type locality: "Pebas on the Amazon in Equador. [=Departamento Loreto, NE Perú].  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 6801, a 445 female (J. Orton). 
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  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11: 147-169 [1869] - get paper here
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  • Roze, Janis A. & Bernal-Carlo, Amanda 1987. Las serpientes corales venenonas del género Leptomicrurus (Serpentes, Elapidae) de Suramérica con descripción de una nueva subespecie. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino 5 (2): 573-608 [1988]
  • Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001. The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245 - 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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