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Atractus hoogmoedi PRUDENTE & PASSOS, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus hoogmoedi PRUDENTE & PASSOS 2010
Atractus zidoki — CUNHA & NASCIMNO 1984:220 (part)
Atractus hoogmoedi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 73
Atractus hoogmoedi — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Pará)

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.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 13268, immature male; paratypes MPEG 13265–66 (adult female + immature male) 
CommentAtractus 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. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
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  • PASSOS, PAULO; LUCIANA O. RAMOS, PEDRO H. PINNA, ANA L.C. PRUDENTE 2013. Morphological variation and affinities of the poorly known snake Atractus caxiuana (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 3745 (1): 035–048 - get paper here
  • Prudente, Ana L. C.; Paulo Passos 2010. New Cryptic Species of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Brazilian Amazonia. Copeia 2010 (3): 397-404 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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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