Atractus lehmanni BOETTGER, 1898
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Lehmann's Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Atractus lehmanni BOETTGER 1898: 80|
Atractus lehmanni — PETERS 1960
Atractus lehmanni — PETERS et al. 1970: 30
Atractus lehmanni — CISNEROS-HEREDIA 2005
Atractus lehmanni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 74
|Distribution||Colombia (Quindío, Caldas, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca, Cordilleras Central and Occidental)|
Type locality: apparently in error, see comment
|Types||Lectotype: SMF 19355, paralectotypes: MCZ; other specimens: MHN-UCa, MLS, MHNUC-HE, ICN, UV-C, UF, MHUA (fide Himes et al. 2022).|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS: A distinct member of the trilineatus Group most obviously allied to A. resplendens and A. dunni, but differing from them in scutellation, dentition, and coloration. Distinct from other Ecuadorian Atractus in: (1) 17 scale rows; (2) long loreal; (3) maxillary teeth eight; (4) ventrals in males, 141-1114 (143), in lemales, 148-153 (150); and (5) uniform dark brown dorsally [from SAVAGE 1960].|
For a table of morphological characters see Passos et al. 2022: 17 (Table III). See also Himes et al. 2022 for further details.
|Comment||Distribution: Reports of A. lehmanni from Ecuador (Boettger 1898, Savage 1960) are likely misidentifications since A. lehmanni has not been registered in Ecuador outside the type locality. In fact, all specimens from Ecuador that Arteaga et al. (2017) initially identified as A. lehmanni and that Torres- Carvajal et al. (2019) subsequently examined are apparently misidentified, hence the species does not even occur in Ecuador.|
Type locality: Hoya de Cuenca, Prov. Azuay, Ecuador (in error, according to Himes et al. 2022).
Similar species: A. roulei (for examples of misidentifications see Passos et al. 2022).
|Etymology||Named after Friedrich Carl Lehmann (1850-1903), a botanist who was German Consul in Colombia.|
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