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Atractus albuquerquei DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO, 1983

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAlbuquerque Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus albuquerquei DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO 1983
Atractus albuquerquei — ZAHER et al. 2005
Atractus albuquerquei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 68 
DistributionBrazil (Rondonia, Pará, Acre, Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul)

Type locality: “no lugar Villa Nova, PA-256, próximo ao Rio Timboteua, rodovia Tomé-Acu-Paragominas.” [in forested
area south of the river Guamá, near the river Timboteua, in the locality called Vila Nova, on the road PA-256, between Tomé-Açu and Paragominas, Pará, Brazil). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 12946 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Dr. Dalcy de Oliveira Albuquerque, entomologist in Rio de Janeiro and director of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (1962-1968). 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
  • BERNARDE, P.S., ALBUQUERQUE, S., BARROS, T.O. & TURCI, L.C.B. 2012. Serpentes do Estado de Rondônia, Brasil. Biota Neotrop. 12(3): 1-29 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, P.; Villalba, R. & Yanosky, A.A. 2007. A NEW SPECIES OF ATRACTUS (SERPENTES:COLUBRIDAE: DIPSADINAE) FROM THE ATLANTIC FOREST OF ALTO PARANÁ, PARAGUAY. South American J. Herp. 2 (2): 83-88 - get paper here
  • Cunha, O R da; do Nascimento F P 1983. Ofidios da Amazonia. 20 - As especies de Atractus Wagler, 1828, na Amazonia oriental & Maranhao (Ophidia, Colubridae). Boletim do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi NOVA SERIE ZOOLOGIA (No. 123): 1-38
  • Passos, P., Dobiey, M., & Venegas, P. J. 2010. Variation and natural history notes on giant groundsnake, Atractus gigas (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). South American J. Herp. 5 (2): 73-82 - get paper here
  • Passos, P., R. Fernandes and Borges-Nojosa, D.M. 2007. A New Species of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadinae) from a Relictual Forest in Northeastern Brazil. Copeia 2007 (4): 788–797 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • ZAHER, HUSSAM; IVAN SOUZA; DAVID J. GOWER; ERIKA HINGST-ZAHER; NELSON JORGE DA SILVA JR. 2005. REDESCRIPTION OF ATRACTUS ALBUQUERQUEI (SERPENTES: COLUBRIDAE: DIPSADINAE), WITH COMMENTS ON GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION AND INTRASPECIFIC VARIATION. Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 45 (2): 19-32 - get paper here
 
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