Atractus hoogmoedi PRUDENTE & PASSOS, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atractus hoogmoedi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus hoogmoedi PRUDENTE & PASSOS 2010|
Atractus zidoki — CUNHA & NASCIMNO 1984:220 (part)
Atractus hoogmoedi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 73
Type locality: Brazil, state of Pará, municipality of Capitão Poço, 04°45’S, 47°04’W, ca. 48 m elev., at locality of Santa Luzia.
|Types||Holotype: MPEG 13268, immature male; paratypes MPEG 13265–66 (adult female + immature male)|
|Comment||Atractus hoogmoedi, previously reported as a disjunct population of A. zidoki south of the Amazon River, differs from all congeners in having an undivided sulcus spermaticus.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case, honoring Dutch herpetologist Marinus Steven Hoogmoed. Marinus was curator of reptiles and amphibians at the National Museum of Natural History (Leiden, The Netherlands) for 38 years (1966–2004) before retiring as research associate at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Belém, Brazil, where he is still very active.|