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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: White-banded Coral Snake
S: Cobra Coral de Cinta Branca 
SynonymMicrurus albicinctus AMARAL 1925
Micrurus waehnerorum MEISE 1938
Micrurus albicinctus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 201
Micrurus albicinctus — DA CUNHA & NASCIMENTO 1991
Micrurus albicinctus — ROZE 1996: 138
Micrurus albicinctus — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 145
Micrurus albicinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 441
Micrurus albicinctus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Amazonas), Peru

Type locality: “northern or central Mato Grosso" (Brazil)  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 376, a male, collected by Comissäo Rondon. 
CommentSynonymy partly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.


Distribution (map): Map 5 in CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004: 145. 
EtymologyLatin albicinctus comes from alba meaning white and cinctus meaning banded or girdled; thus, the white-banded one. The name waehnerorum is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Wahner, a German couple who collected snakes in the Amazon region and presented them to the Dresden Museum in Germany. 
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  • Barbosa de Souza, M., and C. Rivera G. 2006. Anfibios y reptile /Amphibians and reptiles. Pp. 83 – 86 y / and 182 – 185 en /in C. Vriesendorp, T. S. Schulenberg, W. S. Alverson, D. K. Moskovits, y / and J.-I. Rojas Moscoso, (eds.). Perú: Sierra del Divisor, Rapid Biological Inventories Report 1 The Field Museum, Chicago
  • BERNARDE, P.S., ALBUQUERQUE, S., BARROS, T.O. & TURCI, L.C.B. 2012. Serpentes do Estado de Rondônia, Brasil. Biota Neotrop. 12(3): 1-29 - get paper here
  • Cunha, O.R. da and Nascimento,F.P. 1991. Ofídios da Amazônia. XXII : Revalidaõ e redescrião de Micrurus albicinctus Amaral, de Rondónia, e sobre a validade de Micrurus waehnerorum Meise, do amazonas (Ophidia : Elapidae). Bol. Mus. Para. EmÌlio Goeldi, Nova ser., Zool.) 7 (1): 43-52
  • FEITOSA, DARLAN TAVARES; NELSON JORGE DA SILVA JR., MATHEUS GODOY PIRES, HUSSAM ZAHER & ANA LÚCIA DA COSTA PRUDENTE 2015. A new species of monadal coral snake of the genus Micrurus (Serpentes, Elapidae) from western Amazon. Zootaxa 3974 (4): 538–554
  • Masseli, G.S., Cunha, F.A.G. & Dos Santos, J.G. 2018. Micrurus albicinctus (White-banded Coralsnake) and Micrurus hemprichii (Hemprich's Coralsnake) Diet and predation. Herpetological Review 49 (1): 134. - get paper here
  • Meise,Wilhelm 1938. Eine neue Korallenschlange aus dem Amazonasgebiet. Zool. Anz. 123: 20
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - get paper here
  • Silva Jr, Nelson Jorge da; Marcus Augusto Buononato & Darlan Tavares Feitosa 2016. AS COBRAS-CORAIS DO NOVO MUNDO. In: Silva (ed) Cobras corais do Brasil. Goiânia, pp. 41-69
  • Souza, Sergio Marques; André Braga Junqueira, Ana Catarina Conte Jakovac, Paulo Apóstolo Assunção and José Adaílton Correia. 2011. Feeding behavior and ophiophagous habits of two poorly known amazonian coral snakes, Micrurus albicinctus Amaral 1926 and Micrurus paraensis Cunha and Nascimento 1973 (Squamata, Elapidae). Herpetology Notes 4: 369-372 - 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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