Atractus clarki DUNN & BAILEY, 1939
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Clark's Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Atractus clarki DUNN & BAILEY 1939|
Atractus clarki — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 28
Atractus clarki — MYERS 2003: 10
Atractus clarki — WALLACH et al. 2014: 70
|Distribution||Panama, Colombia (Valle del Cauca)|
Type locality: from a mine at Santa Cruz de Cana (± 07º46’N, 77º41ºW, ca. 500 m elevation), province of Darién, Panamá
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 28800, adult female, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, collected on 1938 by a native worker (photographs examined).|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS: Atractus clarki is readily distinguished from other Panamanian species in having a uniformly pale venter, narrow pale dorsal bars, pale dashes on the lower scale rows, and in having a relatively large eye whose length is noticeably greater than its distance to lip and which is contained less than two times in length of the loreal plate.|
|Comment||Only known from 2 specimens.|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Herbert Charles Clark (1877-1960), the first Director of Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama (1929-1954).|
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