On the Status of Coral Snake micrurus nigrocintus (Serpiente, elapidae) in Belize, and its Northernmost Distributionin Atlantic Middle America

Stafford, Peter J. (2000) On the Status of Coral Snake micrurus nigrocintus (Serpiente, elapidae) in Belize, and its Northernmost Distributionin Atlantic Middle America. Herpetological Review, 31 (2). pp. 78-82.

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    Abstract

    In listing Micrurus affinis alienus (=M. diastema sapperi) from Belize, Schmidt (1941) made reference to a specimen in the Zoologist Museum, Berlin, that fell entirely outside the definition of this species. The snake is said to have originated from "Corozal Island, British Honduras," with no other source stated except "Wien." Schmidt described it as having " very well developed supernatural tubercles," and nothing that this character was otherwise wholly absent in the coral snakes from the area, he suspected some confusion of data. Neil and Allen (1959), however suggested that the locality cited by Schmidt might be Isla Corozal or Isla Corozalito, variant names for a station on the Rio Hondo in Orange Walk Distrcit (Belize), and that the snake in question might be Micrururs nigrocintus. In Subsequent paper, Neil (1965) describe the specimen of Micrurus nigrocintus diaricatus (Hallowel) from Gallon Jug, a locality also in the Rio Hondo drainage of Orange Walk District.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Publisher: Society for studies of Amphibians and Reptiles
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AI) Reptiles > (AIC) Terrestrial
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 10:08
      Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 10:08
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1671

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