Micrurus hemprichii

Micrurus hemprichii JAN 1858

Common Names

Hemprich's Coral Snake

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

The Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, eastward across the upper portion of the Amazon Basin to the Guiana highlands and the upper Orinoco region from eastern Colombia through southern Venezuela eastward including Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, as well as most of Brazil north of the Amazon in the states of Amazonas, Roraima, Rondonia, and Amapá.  It occurs on both sides of the Amazon in Pará (Brazil).  

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Additional Notes

Notes

Type: Destroyed, formerly at MSNG according to golay et al., 1993, Endogly. Venom. Snakes World 478pp.[170].

Type-locality: Colombia

Two subspecies, namely M. h. hemprichii (Jan, 1858) and M. h. ortoni Schmidt, 1953, were recognized by Roze, 1983. 

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

References

Roze, J. A. (1996).  Coral Snakes of the Americas. 328. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company.