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Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.13 (formerly BMNH 1851.12.26.15); number not stated in original description.

Type-locality: Pará, Brazil

Two subspecies, namely M. f. filiformis (Gunther, 1859) and M. f. subtilis Roze, 1967, were recognized by Roze, 1983 [dated 1982], Mem. Inst. Butantan 46:305-338[322-323], the most recent reviewer. However, Cunha and Nascimento, 1982, Bol. Mus. Para. Emilio Goeldi, Ser. Zool. 112:1-59[1], did not recognize subspecies.

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