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Micrurus proximans SMITH & CHRAPLIWY, 1958

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Nayarit Coral Snake
S: Coralillo de Nayarit 
SynonymMicrurus diastema proximans SMITH & CHRAPLIWY 1958
Micrurus proximans — ROZE 1983
Micrurus proximans — LINER 1994
Micrurus proximans — LINER 2007
Micrurus proximans — WALLACH et al. 2014: 452 
DistributionMexico (coast of Nayarit, Jalisco)

Type locality: Mexico: 5 mi NE San Blas, Nayarit  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 40369 604; W. H. Davis, W. Z. Lidicker, and J. R. Winklemann; July 16, 1956. 
EtymologyLatin from proximatus meaning near relationship or proximity, probably alluding to its elose relationship to another coral snake from the same region 
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  • Nordgren, Matt and Robert Villa. 2011. Geographic Distribution: Micrurus proximans (Nayarit coralsnake). Herpetological Review 42 (3): 394-395 - get paper here
  • Roze, J. A. 1983. New World coral snakes (Elapidae): a taxonomic and biological summary. Mem. Inst. Butantan 46: 305-338 [1982] - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & CHRAPLIWY,P.S. 1958. New and noteworthy Mexican herptiles from the Lidicker collection. Herpetologica 13: 267-271 - 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.
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
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