Atractus flammigerus (BOIE, 1827)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Flaming Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Brachyorrhos flammigerus BOIE 1827|
Calamaria badia — SCHLEGEL 1837: 35 (part.)
Rabdosoma badium var. B — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854
Rhabdosoma badium (a,b) — GÜNTHER 1858
Atractus badius var. E — BOULENGER 1894: 308
Atractus major — REED & BOROWSKY 1970
Atractus badius — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 27
Geophis alasukai GASC & RODRIGUES 1980 (fide HOOGMOED 1980)
Atractus flammigerus — STARACE 1998: 131
Atractus flammigerus — LEHR 2002: 204
Geophis alasukai — CLAESSEN 2003
Atractus flammigerus — PASSOS et al. 2007
Atractus flammigerus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 72
|Distribution||Brazil, French Guiana (alasukai), Suriname, Peru|
Type locality: see comment; Guyane (fide STARACE 1998), restricted to Paramaribo, Surinam, by HOOGMOED 1980. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Lectotype: RMNH 118a, a 313 mm female (Cabinet Brugmans), designated by Hoogmoed, 1980: 20.|
|Comment||Abundance: rare. Only ~20 individuals of A. flammigerus (sensu stricto) are reported in the literature on the basis of vouchered specimens (but see synonymy).|
Subspecies: Atractus flammigerus snethlageae DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO 1983 has been erected to full species status by Vanzolini (1986) which was confirmed by Martins & Oliveira (1993).
Synonymy after HOOGMOED 1980 who resurrected A. flammigerus, which at the time was considered a synonym of A. badius. See also Atractus badius.
Similar species: A. flammigerus has been confused with A. snethlageae and A. torquatus.
Distribution: See map in Passos et al. 2017: Fig. 9. The type locality was given as “Java” by BOIE (apparently in error fide PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970). Hoogmoed’s definition of A. flammigerus included specimens from the Guiana Shield (A. flammigerus sensu stricto) as well as from Peru (now A. snethlageae).
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