Definition of Micrurus
1. Noun. Coral snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Elapidae, Family Elapidae
Member holonyms: Eastern Coral Snake, Micrurus Fulvius
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Micrurus
Literary usage of Micrurus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(2) Micrurus, Wagl. Elaps with a very short tail. PLATURUS, Lat. The head enveloped with plates, and double ones under the tail} the latter, however, ..."
2. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1881)
"O. cataractes has 15 body segments, O. micrurus 1-1. ... much like that of O. micrurus, but the lower glabella furrows pass quite across. ..."
3. A Check List of North American Amphibians and Reptiles by Leonhard Stejneger, Thomas Barbour (1917)
"ELAPIDAE (FAMILY) Micrurus (GENUS) WAGLER in Spix, Serp. ... Micrurus fulvius (LINNE) Coluber fulvius LINNE Syst. Nat., Ed. 12, Vol. 1, 1766, p. 381. ..."