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Atractus macondo PASSOS, LYNCH & FERNANDES, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus macondo PASSOS, LYNCH & FERNANDES 2009
Atractus macondo — WALLACH et al. 2014: 75 
DistributionColombia (Magdalena)

Type locality: Parque Nacional Natural Isla de Salamanca (10º58'N, 74º30'W, approximately 3 m), municipality of Sitionuevo, Department of Magdalena, Colombia.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: IAvH 15, collected by G. Toro. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in Passos et al. 2009. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “macondo” is the fictitious name of the village from García-Márquez’ novel Cien Años de Soledad. This story was based along and broadly inspired by the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The word macondo is used here in apposition, referring to the type locality of the new species, and also honouring the coastal people of Colombia. 
  • PASSOS, Paulo, LYNCH, John Douglas & FERNANDES, Ronaldo 2008. Taxonomic status of Atractus sanctaemartae and A. nebularis, and description of a new Atractus from Atlantic coast of Colombia. The Herpetological Journal 18 (4): 175-186 - 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.
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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