Elegant coral snake

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Elegant coral snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. elegans
Binomial name
Micrurus elegans
Jan, 1858

The elegant coral snake (Micrurus elegans) is a species of elapid snake, native to southern Mexico and Guatemala.[1] There are two recognized subspecies:[2]

Range and habitat[edit]

M. elegans occurs at elevations from 500 to 1,000 m asl in southern Mexico (from central Veracruz, northern Oaxaca, and the Sierra de los Tuxtlas, southeastward through southern Tabasco, northern Chiapas), and Guatemala (the Caribbean versant of the northern mountains of Guatemala southwards to the Sierra de las Minas).


There are currently two recognized subspecies:[2]


  1. ^ a b Lopez-Luna, M.A. (2007). "Micrurus elegans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Micrurus elegans". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 September 2011.