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Atractus multidentatus PASSOS, RIVAS & BARRIO-AMORÓS, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus multidentatus PASSOS, FUENMAYOR & BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009
Atractus multidentatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 77 
DistributionVenezuela (Mérida, north versant of the Cordillera de Mérida)

Type locality: quebrada El Paraiso, La Vega (8° 32′ N, 71° 14′ W, ca. 1000 m elevation), State of Mérida, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: CVULA 7080, 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “multidentatus” is formed by union of the prefix multi (= large number) with the adjective dentatus (= teethed). This name is used here in allusion to the large number of maxillary teeth displayed by Atractus multidentatus. 
  • 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
  • Passos, Paulo; Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson; Barrio-Amorós, Cesar 2009. Description of two new species from Venezuela in the highly diverse dipsadine genus Atractus (Serpentes: Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 30 (2): 233-243 - 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
  • 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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