Sonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus)

Native to central Arizona down into southwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, the Sonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus) is comprised of three subspecies, with the Arizona Coralsnake (Micruroides e. euryxanthus) being the only subspecies located in the U.S. M.euryxanthus australis is found in Sonora, Mexico, and M.euryxanthus neglectus is found in Sinaloa, Mexico. Several physical characteristics that differ fromRead More

Introduction to U.S. Coralsnakes

The United States is home to three species of venomous coralsnake in two genera. The Harlequin (Eastern) Coralsnake and the Texas Coralsnake are in the genus Micrurus, while the Arizona Coralsnake is placed in the genus Micruroides. All three species are venomous Elapids (Family Elapidae) and possess neurotoxic venom, which works to paralyze the nervousRead More

Snake Bites & Misinformation

Our society has an unfortunate propensity to demonize snakes. Humans tend to fear what they don’t truly understand and snakes are no exception. It is a shame considering how beneficial they are to keeping our ecosystem healthy and thriving. From a young age, it is ingrained in many a mind that any snake you seeRead More