Micrurus


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Micrurus

 

(true coral snakes, formerly classified incorrectly as Elaps), a genus of snakes of the family Elapidae. They are brightly colored, with black, red, and yellow rings in various arrangements on the body. There are 48 species, distributed in Central and South America; most species are found from Mexico to Uruguay. The largest species, the Brazilian giant coral snake (Micrurus spixii) measures up to 1.5 m long and is found in the Amazon Basin. The species with the northernmost range is the eastern coral snake, or harlequin snake (M. fulvius), which is found in the United States in Indiana and Kentucky and measures up to 1 m long. The bite of the eastern coral snake is extremely painful and sometimes fatal.

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Micrurus diastema tiene una distribucion extensa, principalmente en los estados de Quintana Roo y Yucatan, su limite de distribucion al norte corresponde a la parte central de Veracruz y noroeste de Puebla (sur de la Huasteca y Provincia Llanuras y Lomerios), y al sur hasta el oriente de las Montanas Chorti, en Honduras (Fig.
Se utilizo la aplicacion "Creacion de capas de puntos" sobre una base cartografica digital, para ubicar en un mapa de la provincia los sitios en que se registraron los accidentes, segun la especie de serpiente venenosa involucrada (Bothrops spp., Crotalus durissus terrificus y Micrurus pyrrhocryptus).
crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758), Melanosuchus niger (Spix, 1825), Tupinambis teguixin (Linnaeus, 1758), Farancia abacura (Holbrook, 1836), Eunectes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758), Boa constrictor (Linnaeus, 1758), Crotalus horridus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ophis merremi (Wagler, 1824), Spilotes pullatus (Laurenti, 1768), Bothropoides jararaca (Wied, 1824), Dimades plicatilis (Linnaeus, 1758), Micrurus sp., Tropidonotus sp., and Coluber sp.
roatanensis, Oxybelis wilsoni, and Tantilla tritaeniata; and the coralsnake Micrurus ruatanus.
neuwiedi, the neotropical-rattlesnake Crotalus durissus and the Pantanal-coral-snake Micrurus tricolor.
This colubrine species is characterized by a coloration and pattern similar to that of the venomous coral snakes (genus Micrurus) and by extremely long and fragile tails (Henderson 1982, Savage and Slowinski 1996).