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Atractus paisa PASSOS, FERNANDES & LYNCH, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus paisa PASSOS, FERNANDES & LYNCH 2009
Atractus punctiventris — AMARAL 1937: 236 (in part)
Atractus paisa — WALLACH et al. 2014: 78 
DistributionColombia (Northern Cordillera Central, from Sonsón to La Union municipalities in Antioquia department.)

Type locality: Colombia, Antioquia department, Sonsón municipality, 05°43’N, 75°19’W, Vereda San Francisco, 2600 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ICN 10698, female, 31 March 1996, A. Hincapié. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet, to be treated as an indeclinable word, is a Spanish substantive ‘‘paisa’’ used in Colombia to mean ‘‘the countryman from Antioquia Department.’’ It alludes to the distribution of the new species and honors the inhabitants of the Antioquia Department. 
References
  • Passos, Paulo, Juan C. Arredondo, Ronaldo Fernandes and John D. Lynch 2009. Three new Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Andes of Colombia. Copeia 2009 (3): 425-436 - 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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