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Atractus carrioni PARKER, 1930

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesParker's Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus carrioni PARKER 1930: 208
Atractus carrioni — PETERS 1960
Atractus carrioni — PASSOS & ARREDONDO 2009
Atractus carrioni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 70 
DistributionEcuador (Loja)

Type locality: Loja, Ecuador, 2200 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: BMNH 1929.10.30.1, female 
CommentSimilar species: A. roulei. The two species differ primarily in the presence in roulei and absence in carrioni of the loreal shield. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CISNEROS-HEREDIA, D. F. 2005. Report of molluscivory in Atractus carrioni PARKER, 1930 [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 18: 185- 186 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1930. A new colubrine snake from Ecuador. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 5: 207-209
  • Passos, P. & Arredondo, J.C. 2009. Rediscovery and redescription of the Andean earth-snake Atractus wagleri (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1969: 59–68 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Lourdes Y. Echevarría, and Pablo J. Venegas 2013. Morphological Variation of Atractus carrioni (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). South American J. Herp. Aug 2013, Vol. 8, No. 2: 109-120. - get paper here
  • Savage,J.M. 1960. A revision of the Ecuadorian snakes of the colubrid genus Atractus. Misc. Publ. Zool. Univ. Michigan 112: 1-86 - 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.
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