Atractus potschi FERNANDES, 1995
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus potschi FERNANDES 1995|
Atractus potschi — PASSOS et al. 2007
Atractus potschi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 79
|Distribution||NE Brazil (Pernambuco, Sergipe, Alagoas, Bahia: [HR 31: 254])|
Type locality: Brazil: Alagoas: Maceio. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: IB (= IBSP) 48438|
|Comment||Atractus potschi can be distinguished from other Atractus by the combination of a long loreal, temporal formula 1 + 2, 7 supralabials, dorsal scales in 15 rows, and a dorsal color pattern of small transverse brown bands on a reddish ground color.|
Diagnosis: Atractus potschi is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: (1) 15/15/15, smooth dorsal scale rows; (2) two postoculars; (3) loreal long; (4) temporals 1+2; (5) seven supralabials, third and fourth contacting orbit; (6) seven infralabials, first four contacting chinshields; (7) seven maxillary teeth; (8) three gular scale rows; (9) three preventrals; (10) 153–165 ventrals in females, 141–150 in males; (11) 22–25 subcaudals in females, 27–32 in males; (12) dorsal ground colour creamish yellow, with black collar and black dots, occasionally merged to form blotches or crossbands; (13) venter immaculate creamish white; (14) moderate body size, females reaching 370 mm SVL, males 312 mm SVL; (15) tail short in females (8.6–11.4% SVL) and short to moderate (8.8–15.6% SVL) in males; (16) slightly bilobed, semicapitate, and semicalyculate hemipenis [Passos et al. 2010].
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