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Atractus duboisi (BOULENGER, 1880)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymRhabdosoma Duboisi BOULENGER 1880: 44
Atractus duboisi — PASSOS et al. 2009
Atractus duboisi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 71 
DistributionEcuador (known only from Cordillera Real on the Atlantic versant of the Andes, occurring from Baeza (00° 27’ S, 77° 53’ W) to Cordillera de Guacamayos (00° 43’ S, 77° 55’ W) in the Napo Province of Ecuador. This species inhabits the Mountain Cloud Forest formation, and occurs at elevations between 1500– 2200 m)

Type locality: Ecuador Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: RBINS 2008, adult male, (Musée de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique), from Ecuador, gift by Mr. De Ville in 1874, without specific locality (specimen photograph examined). 
CommentRhabdosoma Duboisi BOULENGER 1880 has been synonymized previously with Atractus occipitoalbus (by SAVAGE 1960) but revalidated by Passos et al. 2009. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1880. Reptiles et Batraciens recueillis par M. Emile de Ville dans les Andes de l'équateur. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 5: 41-48 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Altagratia Chiesse, Omar Torres-Carvajal, and Jay M. Savage 2009. TESTING SPECIES BOUNDARIES WITHIN THE ATRACTUS OCCIPITOALBUS COMPLEX (SERPENTES: DIPSADIDAE). Herpetologica 65 (4): 384-403 - 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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