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Genus/Species

 

Leptomicrurus spp., Slender coral snakes

Clinical entries

For clinical data see section “Risk” below

Formerly genus Micrurus

 

Species

  • 1. Leptomicrurus collaris
  • 2. Leptomicrurus narducci
  • 3. Leptomicrurus renjifoi
  • 4. Leptomicrurus scutiventris

 

L. scutiventris formerly = Micrurus karlschmidti.


Slowinski (1995) re-integrates the genus Leptomicrurus (Slender coral snakes: L. collaris, L. narducci, L. renjifoi and L. scutiventris) into the genus Micrurus (new species: Micrurus collaris, Micrurus narducci, Micrurus renjifoi and Micrurus scutiventris). -> see Micrurus spp.

Taxonomy

Serpentes; Elapidae; Elapinae

Common names

Slender coral snakes

  • 1. Guianan slender coral snake
  • 2. Andean slender coral snake
  • 3. Ringed slender coral snake
  • 4. Pygmy slender coral snake

Distribution

South America. See link "Distribution" at the top of the page for detailed information.

Biology

See Micrurus spp.

Literature (biological)

Campbell and Lamar 1989, 2004, Chippaux 1986, Da Silva and Sites 1999, Di-Bernardo et al. 2007, Lancini 1986, Lavin-Murcio and Dixon 2004, Morata de Carvalho 2002, Pérez-Santos and Moreno 1988, Renjifo and Lundberg 2003, Roze 1974, 1982, Russell 1983, Slowinski 1995, Villa 1984