Atractus chthonius PASSOS & LYNCH, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atractus chthonius?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus chthonius PASSOS & LYNCH 2010|
Atractus chthonius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 70
|Distribution||Colombia (Cauca, Huila: Eastern versant of the Cordillera Central, elevation 1500-2400 m)|
Type locality: Finca Meremburg, Santa Leticia (02° 14’ N, 76* 10’ W, ca. 2400 m elevation), between municipalities of Popayán in the department of Cauca and La Plata in the department of Huila, Colombia. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: ICN 5662, adult male|
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific epithet ‘‘chtho- nius’’ is a Latin word derived from the Greek Kthon, meaning something rises on the ground. This name is used herein in reference to the pre-Colombian civilization Tierradentro (= inside of the ground), which originally inhabited the region where Atractus chtho- nius is distributed, and also as reference to the secretive habits of the new species.|
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