Accepted scientific name:
Micrurus tamaulipensis LAVIN-MURCIO & DIXON 2004 (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Micrurus tamaulipensis LAVIN-MURCIO & DIXON 2004
Synonyms: -
Common names: -
Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Elapidae
Genus Micrurus
Distribution: Mexico (Tamaulipas: Sierra de Tamaulipas) Terra typica: Sierra de Tamaulipas, RAncho La Sauceda, ca. 50 km N Gonazlez, 750-1000 m elevation (23° 06’ 47’’ N, 98° 20’ 19’’ W), Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Additional data: Holotype: ITT 751 Named after the type locality. Diagnosis: Similar to M. tener, but differing in lacking a yellow head ring across the interparietal suture; the presence of a black head cap that extends beyond the tip of the parietal scales four to six scales; the chin and throat are mostly black, occasionally with small obscure red and orange marks. The tail is tricolored, black, yellow, and red. Venomous!
Source database: TIGR Reptiles, Oct 2007
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Uetz P.,
Online resource: http://www.tigr.org/reptiles/species.php?genus=Micrurus&species=tamaulipensis
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:e266d854-29c1-102b-9a4a-00304854f820:col20110201