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Micrurus medemi ROZE, 1967

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Villavicencio coral snake 
SynonymMicrurus psyches medemi ROZE 1967: 41
Micrurus psyches medemi — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 217
Micrurus psyches medemi — PEREZ-SANTOS & MORENO 1988: 396
Micrurus psyches medemi — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus medemi — ROZE 1994: 178
Micrurus medemi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 449 
DistributionColombia (Departamento de Meta)

Type locality: Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 96998, a male 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 [1984]. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Roze, J.A. 1994. Notes on the taxonomy of venomous coral snakes (Elapidae) of South America. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 30: 177-185. - get paper here
  • Roze, Jánis A 1967. A checklist of the New World venomous Coral Snakes (Elapidae), with descriptions of new forms. American Museum Novitates (2287): 1-60 - 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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