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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus francoi PASSOS, FERNANDES, BÉRNILS & MOURA-LEITE 2010
Atractus sp. – MARQUES et al. 2004
Atractus francoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 73 
DistributionBrazil (Rio de Janeiro: Highlands of the Serra da Bocaina and Serra dos Órgãos)

Type locality: Fazenda Recanto, Serra do Piloto (22°50’S, 44°03’W, ca. 600 m), municipality of Mangaratiba, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 17537, adult male, (formerly DZUFRJ 1742), collected 17 July 2006 by M. C. Carlo. 
EtymologyThis species is dedicated to a friend of the authors, Dr. Francisco Luís Franco, Curator of Herpetology at Instituto Butantan in Brazil, for his contribution to the systematics of South American snakes, and also for calling their attention to this undescribed species. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Passos, P.; Fernandes, R.; Bernils, R.S. & Moura-Leite, J.C. de 2010. Taxonomic revision of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Atractus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 2364: 1–63 - 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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