genus Micrurus


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Noun1.genus Micrurus - coral snakesgenus Micrurus - coral snakes        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius - ranges from Central America to southeastern United States
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rhinostoma and coral snakes of the genus Micrurus, described by Sazima & Abe (1991), and Marques (2000).
The coral snake genus Micrurus Wagler 1824 comprises 76 species restricted to the Western hemisphere, occupying almost all of the major biomes of the Neotropics (Roze, 1996; Campbell and Lamar, 2004).
This colubrine species is characterized by a coloration and pattern similar to that of the venomous coral snakes (genus Micrurus) and by extremely long and fragile tails (Henderson 1982, Savage and Slowinski 1996).