Oaxacan coral snake

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Oaxacan coral snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. ephippifer
Binomial name
Micrurus ephippifer
(Cope, 1886)

The Oaxacan coral snake (Micrurus ephippifer) is a species of elapid snake, endemic to Mexico.[1] There are two recognized subspecies.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

M. ephippifer occurs in tropical deciduous forest and pine-oak forest from near sea level to over 2,300 m asl on the Pacific versant of Oaxaca, from Central Oaxaca to the lowlands and foothills of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.[1]


There are currently two recognized subspecies:[2]


  1. ^ a b c Flores-Villela, O. & Canseco-Márquez, L. (2007). "Micrurus ephippifer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Micrurus ephippifer". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 September 2011.