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Atractus latifrons (GÜNTHER, 1868)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Broadhead Ground Snake
S: Falsa coral 
SynonymGeophis latifrons GÜNTHER 1868: 415
Atractus latifrons — BOULENGER 1894: 303
Elaps herthae AHL 1927: 252
Elaps hertae — AMARAL 1930: 54
Atractus latifrons — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 30
Atractus latifrons — HOOGMOED 1980
Atractus latifrons — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Atractus latifrons — DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO 1983: 11
Atractus latifrons — STARACE 1998: 134
Atractus latifrons — PASSOS et al. 2007
Atractus latifrons — WALLACH et al. 2014: 74 
DistributionW Brazil (Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia), E Peru (Loreto), E Colombia (Amazonas), French Guiana, S Colombia, Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz), Suriname

Type locality: Pebas, Loreto, Peru, 03°20’S, 71°49’W, ca. 100 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.6.52 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Variation: this is a highly variable species with multiple color patterns (see Almeida et al. 2014). 
References
  • Ahl, E. 1927. Zwei neue Korallenschlangen der Gattung Elaps. Zool. Anz. 70: 251-252
  • ALMEIDA, PAULA C.; DARLAN T. FEITOSA, PAULO PASSOS & ANA L. C. PRUDENTE 2014. Morphological variation and taxonomy of Atractus latifrons (Günther, 1868) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 3860 (1): 064–080
  • BERNARDE, P.S., ALBUQUERQUE, S., BARROS, T.O. & TURCI, L.C.B. 2012. Serpentes do Estado de Rondônia, Brasil. Biota Neotrop. 12(3): 1-29 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
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  • Gasc & Rodrigues 1980. Liste preliminaire des Serpents de la Guyane francaise. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris 2 (4): 559-598
  • Günther, A. 1868. Sixth account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 1: 413-429 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M. S. 1980. Revision of the genus Atractus in Surinam, with the ressurection of two species (Colubridae, Reptilia). Notes on the Herpetofauna of Surinam VII. Zoologische Verhandelingen (175): 1-47 - get paper here
  • Martins M. Oliveira M E. 1993. The snakes of the genus Atractus Wagler (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from the Manaus region, central Amazonia, Brazil. Zoologische Mededelingen 67 (1-26): 21-40. - get paper here
  • Moravec, J., Aparicio, J. 2006. First record of Atractus latifrons (Günther, 1868) from Bolivia (Serpentes: Colubridae). Cas. Nár. Muz., R. prírodoved., 175 (1–2): 13–16
  • Nascimento F Paiva do; de Avila-Pires T C Sauer; da Cunha O Rodrigues 1987. Os repteis da area de Carajas, Para, Brasil (Squamata). 2. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi NOVA SERIE ZOOLOGIA 3(1) 1987: 33-65
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Passos, P. & Fernandes, R. 2008. A new species of the colubrid snake genus Atractus (Reptilia: Serpentes) from the central Amazon of Brazil. Zootaxa 1849: 59–66 - get paper here
  • Passos, P., R. Fernandes and Borges-Nojosa, D.M. 2007. A New Species of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadinae) from a Relictual Forest in Northeastern Brazil. Copeia 2007 (4): 788–797 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Philippe J. R. Kok, Nelson R. de Albuquerque, and Gilson A. Rivas 2013. Groundsnakes of the Lost World: A Review of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Pantepui Region, Northern South America. Herpetological Monographs 27 (1): 52-86 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
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  • 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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