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Micrurus margaritifer  Roze, 1967
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1057865

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Micrurus margaritiferus Roze, 1967
 
  Common Name(s): Speckled Coral Snake [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyElapidae F. Boie, 1827 – Cobras, Coral Snakes, Elapids, Kraits, Coralsnakes  
                                     SubfamilyElapinae F. Boie, 1827  
                                        GenusMicrurus Wagler, 1824 – American Coral Snakes, American Coralsnakes  
                                           SpeciesMicrurus margaritifer Roze, 1967 – Speckled Coral Snake  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Micrurus margaritifer    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (http://www.reptile-database.org)   
  Reference for: Speckled Coral Snake[English]   
       
  Source: Snake Species of the World, vol. undetermined, manuscript (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Working manuscript of follow-up volumes to McDiarmid et al. (1999), "Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1"   
  Reference for: Micrurus margaritifer   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Roze, Jánis A.  
  Publication Date: 1967   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Check List of the New World Venomous Coral Snakes (Elapidae), with Descriptions of New Forms   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 2287   
  Page(s): 1-60   
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  Notes: Available online at https://hdl.handle.net/2246/3077   
  Reference for: original description   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Although Roze (1967:35) gave the species as 'Micrurus margaritiferus' (an obvious attempt to give a masculine adjectival epithet), the etymology is evidently in reference to the white spots noted in the description, so margarita (L., pearl) + fero (L., to carry). Note that the endings for gender are not -ferus/-fera/-ferum, but rather -fer/-fera/-ferum. Since this genus is masculine, the correct formation is Micrurus margaritifer  
 

 

   

 
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