Bogert's coral snake

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Bogert's coral snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. bogerti
Binomial name
Micrurus bogerti
Roze, 1967

Bogert's coral snake (Micrurus bogerti ) is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to southern Mexico.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, bogerti, is in honor of American herpetologist Charles Mitchill Bogert.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

M. bogerti is native to the Pacific coast of Oaxaca in Mexico, ranging from Puerto Angel to San Pedro Tapanatepec.[1]

Habitat[edit]

Known from a few specimens from four localities, M. bogerti is found in tropical deciduous forest, dry coastal forest, and scrub forest.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

No conservations measures are known, but M. bogerti is protected by Mexican law.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

There are no recognized subspecies of M. bogerti.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Flores-Villela O (2007). "Micrurus bogerti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2007: e.T64019A12736606. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T64019A12736606.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Micrurus bogerti, p. 30).
  3. ^ "Micrurus bogerti ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Roze, Jánis A. (1967). " A Check List of the New World Venomous Coral Snakes (Elapidae), with Descriptions of New Forms". American Museum Novitates (2287): 1-60. (Micrurus bogerti, new species, pp. 9–11, Figure 3).