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Atractus mariselae LANCINI, 1969

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMarisela's Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus mariselae LANCINI 1969
Atractus mariselae — VANZOLINI in PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1986: 3
Atractus mariselae — KORNACKER 1999: 65
Atractus mariselae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 75 
DistributionVenezuela (Trujillo), elevation 1225 m

Type locality: Boconó, Estado Trujillo, Venezuela. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MCNC 3971, a 325 mm male (M. Urosa Sambrano, 5 Sept. 1966). 
Etymologynamed after Marisela Urosa Zambrano. 
  • Barros, T. R. 2000. Una nueva especie de Atractus (Serpentes: Colubridae) de la Sierra de Perija, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. Anartia 11:1-10
  • Esqueda, L.F. & E. La Marca 2005. Revisión taxonómica y biogeográfica (con descripción de cinco nuevas especies) de serpientes del género Atractus (Colubridae: Dipsadinae) en los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 2 (1): 1-32 - get paper here
  • Esqueda, L.F., E. La Marca & S. Bazó. 2007. Un nuevo colúbrido semifosorial del género Atractus (Dipsadinae) de la vertiente lacustre de los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 2 (2): 87-93 [2005] - get paper here
  • Kornacker,P.M. 1999. Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. PaKo-Verlag, Rheinbach, Germany, 270 pp.
  • Lancini, A.R. 1969. Atractus mariselae, una nueva especie de serpiente minadora de los Andes de Venezuela (Serpentes: Colubridae). Publ. Ocas. Cien. Nat. Caracas Zool. 15: 1-6
  • Lancini,A.R. & Kornacker,P.M. 1989. Die Schlangen von Venezuela. Armitano Editores C.A., Caracas, 1-381
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Schargel, W.E. & Castoe, T.A. 2003. The hemipenes of some snakes of the semifossorial genus Atractus, with comments on variation in the genus. Journal of Herpetology 37 (4): 718-781 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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