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Micrurus steindachneri (WERNER, 1901)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesMicrurus steindachneri steindachneri (WERNER 1901)
Micrurus steindachneri orcesi ROZE 1967 
Common NamesE: Piedmont coral snake, Steindachner's Coral Snake
E: Santiago Piedmont coral snake [steindachneri]
E: Pastaza Piedmont coral snake [orcesi] 
SynonymElaps Steindachneri WERNER 1901: 599
Elaps fassli WERNER 1927: 249
Micrurus steindachneri — ROZE 1967
Micrurus steindachneri — WELCH 1994: 89
Micrurus steindachneri steindachneri — FEITOSA et al. 2014
Micrurus steindachneri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 454

Micrurus steindachneri orcesi ROZE 1967
Micrurus steindachneri orcesi — KLUGE 1984
Micrurus steindachneri orcesi — FEITOSA et al. 2014 
DistributionE Ecuador, Peru

steindachneri: Ecuador (eastern slopes of the Andes, Macas-Mendez region)

orcesi: Ecuador (Pastaza); Type locality: Ecuador, Baños, Meta Trail, 1200 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: NMW 15750, an 800 mm male (R. Haensch).
Holotype: UMMZ 88922 [orcesi] 
EtymologyNamed after Franz Steindachner (1834-1919), Austrian zoologist. Obituary in Pietschmann (1919). 
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  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Lee, Justin L.; Cristian Hernández-Morales, Roy W. McDiarmid 2018. First report on the reproductive biology and diet of two Coral Snake species (Micrurus) from the Western Amazon of Peru and Ecuador (Serpentes: Elapidae) using x-radiography. Herpetology Notes 11: 409-412 - get paper here
  • Pietschmann, V. 1919. Franz Steindachner. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 33: 47-48 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1901. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Ecuador und Neu-Guinea. Verh. Zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 51: 593-614 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1927. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Wiener naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum (III. Teil). Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math. Naturwiss. Kl. 143 [135?]: 243-257 [1926] - get paper here
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