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Atractus multicinctus (JAN, 1865)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBanded Ground Snake 
SynonymRhabdosoma badium var. multicinctus JAN in JAN & SORDELLI 1865
Atractus multicinctus — BOULENGER 1898: 116
Atractus multicinctus — SAVAGE 1960: 54
Atractus multicinctus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 32
Atractus multicinctus — PASSOS & ARREDONDO 2009
Atractus multicinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 77 
DistributionNW Ecuador, Colombia (from Buenaventura [03º54’N, 77º04’W] in the department of Valle del Cauca of Colombia to Paramba [0º49’S, 78º21’W] in the province of Los Rios of
Ecuador. Elevation 0–770 m.

Type locality: see comment and discussion in PASSOS et al. 2009  
TypesHolotype: MCHNM (lost); Specimen originally in the Museo Cívico di Historia Natural di Milano (MCHNM), from ”Lima” without more precise data (see Jan and Sordelli, 1865). Specimen destroyed during World War II (S. Scali, pers. comm.). Savage (1960) considered as the locality to be Lima, capital of Peru (but see Remarks). 
CommentTerra typica: Lima, Peru (in error)

Habitat: rainforest 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1898. An account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. W. F. H. Rosenberg in western Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1898: 107-126 - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 10. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Passos, P. & Arredondo, J.C. 2009. Rediscovery and redescription of the Andean earth-snake Atractus wagleri (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1969: 59–68 - get paper here
  • Passos, P.; Mueses-Cisneros, J.J.; Lynch, J.D. & Fernandes, R. 2009. Pacific lowland snakes of the genus Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae), with description of three new species. Zootaxa 2293: 1–34 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Savage,J.M. 1960. A revision of the Ecuadorian snakes of the colubrid genus Atractus. Misc. Publ. Zool. Univ. Michigan 112: 1-86 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - 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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