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Type: Musée de Paris; given as MNHNP 869 by Roux-Estève, 1983 [dated 1982], Mem. Inst. Butantan 46:81. However -- Roze, 1967, Am Mus. Novit. 2287:1-60, lists the type as MNHNP E-334/2, which he states is also one of the syntypes for M. circinalis.
Type-locality: Patrie incertaine; restricted to Río Daule, Provincia de Guayas, Ecuador, by Roze, 1967, Am. Mus. Novit. 2287:1-60.
M. sangilensis has at times been considered a subspecies of M. bocourti (e.g. Roze In Peters and Orejas-Miranda, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus. 297(1):1-347.). Roze, 1983 [dated 1982], Mem. Inst. Butantan 46:305-338, recognized M. sangilensis as a valid species and did not recognize subspecies of M. bocourti.