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Atractus emigdioi GONZÁLEZ-SPONGA, 1971

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Emigdio’s Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus emigdioi GONZÁLEZ-SPONGA 1971
Atractus emigdioi — VANZOLINI in PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1986: 2
Atractus emigdioi — KORNACKER 1999: 63
Atractus emigdioi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 72 
DistributionVenezuela (Trujillo, Mérida))

Type locality: Campamento MOP., 19 km de Bocono en la via Bocono-Trujilo, Estodao Trujilo, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: MCNC 5629, a 415 mm female (E. Gonzáles Sponga, 20 Aug. 1971). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Esqueda & LA MARCA 2005: 2 (pdf password-protected, hence no text available). 
Etymologynamed after Emigdio González Sponga, the collector of the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Esqueda, L.F. & E. La Marca 2005. Revisión taxonómica y biogeográfica (con descripción de cinco nuevas especies) de serpientes del género Atractus (Colubridae: Dipsadinae) en los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 2 (1): 1-32 - get paper here
  • Esqueda, Luis Felipe, Enrique La Marca, Marco Natera and Pietro Battiston 2001. Noteworthy reptilian state records and a lizard species new to the herpetofauna of Venezuela. Herpetological Review 32 (3):198-200 - get paper here
  • Gonzales-Sponga, M.A. 1971. Atractus emigdoi (Serpentes: Colubridae) nueva especie para los Andes de Venezuela. Monogr. Cient. “Augusto Pi Suner”, Inst. Pedag. Caracas 3: 1-11
  • Kornacker,P.M. 1999. Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. PaKo-Verlag, Rheinbach, Germany, 270 pp.
  • Lancini,A.R. & Kornacker,P.M. 1989. Die Schlangen von Venezuela. Armitano Editores C.A., Caracas, 1-381
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Schargel, W.E. & Castoe, T.A. 2003. The hemipenes of some snakes of the semifossorial genus Atractus, with comments on variation in the genus. Journal of Herpetology 37 (4): 718-781 - 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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