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Photographs on this page were taken by Paul Smith and Ulf Drechsel and are used with permission.
Aprecio mucho tu generoso contribución Ulf, mil gracias!
ARGENTINE CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus pyrrhocryptus
A drylands coral-snake found principally in arid areas of the Dry Chaco and marginally into the Humid Chaco. Best identified by the habitat preference and the more extensive areas of black couple with two thin yellowish-white bands - note for example that the gap between the yellow bands is more extensive than in other species.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPREP385PH) Adult, Departamento Boquerón (Ulf Drechsel www.pybio.org).
FIGURE 2 - (FPREP386PH) Same individual (Ulf Drechsel www.pybio.org).
FIGURE 3 - (FPREP387PH) Same individual head detail (Ulf Drechsel www.pybio.org).
FIGURE 4 - (FPREP656PH) Adult roadkill head detail, Ruta Trans Chaco km600 Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith February 2012).
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