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Atractus depressiocellus MYERS, 2003

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus depressiocellus MYERS 2003
Atractus depressiocellus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 71 
DistributionPanama (Panamá), Colombia Chocó

Type locality: Cerro Azul [Cerro Jefe] region, Province of Panamá, Panama. The type locality is in the general region of Cerro Jefe on the Piedras-Pacora Ridge, at about
9°14’N, 79°23’W  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 119876 
EtymologyNamed after the depressed, very small eyes, and hence the specific name, a noun in apposition, is derived from the Latin adjective depressus (low or depressed) and the noun ocellus (a little eye). 
  • Echavarría-Rentería, Jonard David; Vanessa Mosquera-Moya, Jhon Tailor Rengifo-Mosquera 2015. Ampliación del rango de distribución de Atractus depressiocellus Myers, 2003 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) para Colombia Cuad. herpetol. 29 (2): 157-159
  • Martins M. Oliveira M E. 1993. The snakes of the genus Atractus Wagler (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from the Manaus region, central Amazonia, Brazil. Zoologische Mededelingen 67 (1-26): 21-40. - get paper here
  • Marx, Hymen 1960. A new colubrid snake of the genus Atractus. Fieldiana Zoology 39 (38): 411-413 - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W. 2003. Rare Snakes—Five New Species from Eastern Panama: Reviews of Northern Atractus and Southern Geophis (Colubridae: Dipsadinae). American Museum Novitates 3391: 1-47 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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