Roatan coral snake

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Roatan coral snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. ruatanus
Binomial name
Micrurus ruatanus
Günther, 1895
  • Elaps fulvius Boulenger, 1896
  • Elaps ruatanus Günther, 1895
  • Micrurus nigrocinctus (Günther, 1895)[1]

The Roatán coral snake (Micrurus ruatanus) also known as Coral de la Isle de Roatán or Coral Roatanense in Spanish is a critically endangered species of elapid snake, endemic to the island of Roatán off of the coast of Honduras.[1] There are no recognized subspecies.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Stafford, P.J. & McCranie, J.R. (2009). "Micrurus ruatanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 September 2011.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is critically endangered
  2. ^ "Micrurus ruatanus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 21 September 2011.