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McClelland’s Coral Snake - Sinomicrurus macclellandi

Sinomicrurus macclellandi (Elapidae) is a beautiful venomous coral snake native to Southeast Asia. It is a terrestrial, crepuscular, and nocturnal snake which feeds on other snakes.

Like other elapids, it possesses a potent neurotoxic venom, which is capable of killing a person, such as the tragic death of herpetologist Hans Schnurrenberger by a 30 cm Sinomicrurus macclellandi; the initial bite was ignored until neurotoxic symptoms showed up 6 hours later, and death was 8 hours after envenomation.

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Photo credit: ©cowyeow | Locality: Shek Kong, near Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong (2011) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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