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A new species of triadal coral snake of the genus Micrurus Wagler, 1824 (Serpentes: Elapidae) from northeastern Brazil

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Author(s):
Pires, Matheus Godoy [1, 2] ; Da Silva, Jr., Nelson Jorge [2, 3] ; Feitosa, Darlan Tavares [2, 4] ; Da Costa Prudente, Ana Lucia [4] ; Pereira Filho, Gentil Alves [1] ; Zaher, Hussam [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Pontificia Univ Catolica Goias, Dept Biol, Setor Univ, BR-74605010 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[3] Pontificia Univ Catolica Goias, BR-74605140 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[4] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Lab Herpetol, BR-66040170 Belem, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 3811, n. 4, p. 569-584, JUN 5 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

The genus Micrurus comprises 123 currently recognized taxa (species and subspecies) that are traditionally arranged in four species groups diagnosable mainly by color pattern characteristics. Here, we describe a new species of triadal coral snake from northeastern Brazil. The new species is distinguished from other sympatric triadal congeners (M. lemniscatus carvalhoi, M. ibiboboca and M. brasiliensis) mainly by the entirely black parietals and by a suite of external characters and hemipenial morphology. The new species appears to be restricted to tropical ombrophilous lowland coastal forests of northeastern Brazil and all recently collected specimens are known to occur in small forest patches surrounded by periurban environment, which calls for an urgent evaluation on its conservation status. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19753-6 - The snake fauna of Paraíba Atlantic Forest: faunistic composition and comparisons between the upland forests and the coastal Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Gentil Alves Pereira Filho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
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