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A new species of monadal coral snake of the genus Micrurus (Serpentes, Elapidae) from western Amazon

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Author(s):
Feitosa, Darlan Tavares [1] ; da Silva, Jr., Nelson Jorge [1] ; Pires, Matheus Godoy [1] ; Zaher, Hussam [2] ; da Costa Prudente, Ana Lucia [3]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Pontificia Univ Catolica Goias, Posgrad Ciencias Ambientais & Saude, Setor Leste Univ, BR-74605140 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Lab Herpetol, Belem, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 3974, n. 4, p. 538-554, JUN 24 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

We described a new species of monadal coral snake of the genus Micrurus from the region of Tabatinga and Leticia, along the boundaries of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The new species can be distinguished from the other congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of a pale nuchal collar; black cephalic-cap extending from rostral to first dorsal scale and enclosing white tipped prefrontal scales; upper half of first to four supralabials and postoculars black; tricolor body coloration, with 27-31 black rings bordered by narrower white rings and 27-31 red rings; tail coloration similar to body, with alternating black rings bordered by irregular narrow white rings, red rings of the same width as the black rings; ventral scales 205-225; subcaudal scales 39-47. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants