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Atractus atratus PASSOS & LYNCH, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus atratus PASSOS & LYNCH 2010
Atractus atratus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 68 
DistributionColombia (Huila: eastern slopes of the Central Cordillera, elevation 1700-2000)

Type locality: Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de Los Guacharos (ca. 1800 m elevation), municipality of Acevedo, department of Huila, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: IAvH 151, adult female, (Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt (IAvH), Villa de Leyva, Boyaca) 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet ‘‘atratus’’ is derived from Latin adjective ater, meaning something dressed in black. This word is used herein in reference to the uniformly dark coloration of the belly of the new species. 
  • Passos, Paulo and John D. Lynch 2010. Revision of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Middle and Upper Magdalena Drainage of Colombia. Herpetological Monographs 24 (1): 149-173 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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