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Micrurus tschudii JAN, 1858

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesMicrurus tschudii olssoni SCHMIDT & SCHMIDT 1925
Micrurus tschudii tschudii (JAN 1858) 
Common NamesDesert Coral Snake 
SynonymMicrurus tschudii tschudii (JAN 1858)
Elaps tschudii JAN 1858
Elaps tschudii — COPE 1878: 33
Elaps tschudii — WERNER 1901: 10
Micrurus tschudii tschudii — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus tschudii — CHAVEZ & VENEGAS 2007
Micrurus tschudii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 455

Micrurus tschudii olssoni (SCHMIDT & SCHMIDT 1925)
Micrurus olssoni SCHMIDT & SCHMIDT 1925
Micrurus tschudii olssoni — SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943
Micrurus tschudii olssoni — WELCH 1994: 91 
DistributionW Peru, NW Bolivia ?, SW Ecuador

tschudii: S Ecuador and S Peru (Pacific slopes); Type locality: Peru

olssoni: S Ecuador, NW Peru; Type locality: Negritos, Piura, Peru. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NMW 18284, a 310 mm specimen (Pfeiffer, 1856).
Type: CNHM = FMNH 5724, male) [olssoni] 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after Johann Jakob Tschudi (1818-1889), Swiss naturalist. 
References
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Chávez, G. & Venegas, P. 2007. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Reptilia (GB) (51): 54-59 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1878. Synopsis of the cold blooded Vertebrata, procured by Prof. James Orton, during his exploration of Peru in 1876-77. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17: 33-49 [1877] - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1858. Plan d'une iconographie descriptive des ophidiens et description sommaire de nouvelles espèces des serpents. Rev. Mag. Zool. Paris (2) 10: 438-449, 514-527 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Karl P. 1936. Preliminary account of coral snakes of South America. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 20 (19): 189-203 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. & Schmidt,F.J.W. 1925. New coral snakes from Peru. Report on results of the Captain Marshall Field expeditions. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ. Zool. Ser. 12: 129-134 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. & WALKER Jr. ,W.F. 1943. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. nat. Hist., Chicago, 24: 297-327 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, FRANZ 1901. Reptilien und Batrachier aus Peru und Bolivien. Abhandl. Ber. Zool. Anthrop. Mus. Dresden, 9 (2): 1-14 [1900]
 
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