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Atractus paisa PASSOS, FERNANDES & LYNCH, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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.  
TypesHolotype: ICN 10698, female, 31 March 1996, A. Hincapié. 
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. 
  • 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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