Atractus multicinctus (JAN, 1865)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atractus multicinctus?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Banded Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Rhabdosoma 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
|Distribution||NW 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 Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: 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).|
|Comment||Terra typica: Lima, Peru (in error)|
Diagnosis: Atractus multicinctus is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: (1) 17/17/17 smooth dorsal scale rows; (2) two postoculars; (3) loreal long; (4) temporals 1+2; (5) seven supralabials, third and fourth contacting orbit; (6) six or seven infralabials, first three contacting chinshields; (7) five or six maxillary teeth; (8) four gular scale rows; (9) four preventrals; (10) 177–184 ventrals in females, 168–183 in males; (11) 31–36 subcaudals in females, 40–43 in males; (12) dorsal ground colour beige with wide black bands alternating on flanks and occasionally contacting opposite bands in the vertebral region; (13) venter uniformly creamish white; (14) moderate body size in female 312 mm SVL, and small in males 249 mm SVL; (15) tail moderate in females (12.6–13.5% SVL) and long in males (15.3–20.5% of SVL); (16) hemipenis strongly bilobed, semicapitate, semicalyculate.
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