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Micrurus

 [mi-kroo´rus]
a genus of venomous coral snakes, including a species found in the southeastern United States and south into Central America. See also snakebite.
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Micrurus

(mī-kroor′ŭs) [ micro- + L. -urus, fr Gr. oura, tail]
A genus of small venomous snakes of the family Elapidae including the coral snakes and found in the southern U.S. and tropical America.
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El mayor numero de casos de mordeduras a personas correspondieron a Atropoides mexicanus (38%) y Cerrophidion godmani (28%), mientras que Crotalus simus (14%), Bothriechis aurifer (10%), Micrurus diastema (7%) y Bothrops asper (3%) tuvieron valores menores.
A las serpientes del genero Bothrops correspondio la mayoria de los accidentes (87,7%), seguida por las de los generos Crotalus (8,7%) y Micrurus (0,3%) (cuadro 1).
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).
Abstract: A fish prey found in the coral snake Micrurus alleni (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Costa Rica.