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Atractus sanctaemartae DUNN, 1946

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: St. Marta's Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus sanctaemartae DUNN 1946
Atractus badius GRIFFIN 1916: 172 (part.).
Atractus iridescens RUTHVEN 1922: 66 (part).
Atractus nebularis BERNAL-CAROL & ROZE 1997
Atractus nebularis — PASSOS & ARREDONDO 2009
Atractus sanctaemartae — BARROS 2000
Atractus sanctaemartae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 80 
DistributionColombia (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)

Type locality: San Sebastián, Dep. de Magdalena, Colombia

nebularis: Colombia (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 48298
Holotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 2756 [nebularis] 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Barros, T. R. 2000. Una nueva especie de Atractus (Serpentes: Colubridae) de la Sierra de Perija, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. Anartia 11:1-10
  • Bernal-carlo, A. & J. A. ROZE 1997. Snake genus Atractus (Colubridae) from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, with a description of a new species. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 33 (4): 165-170 - get paper here
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - get paper here
  • Dunn, Emmett R. 1946. Atractus sanctaemartae, A new species of snake from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (493): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Griffin, L.F. 1916. A catalog of the Ophidia from South America at present (June 1916) contained in the Carnegie Museum with descriptions of some new species. Mem. Carnegie Mus. 7 (3) [1915]: 163-228 - get paper here
  • Passos, P. & Arredondo, J.C. 2009. Rediscovery and redescription of the Andean earth-snake Atractus wagleri (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1969: 59–68 - get paper here
  • PASSOS, Paulo, LYNCH, John Douglas & FERNANDES, Ronaldo 2008. Taxonomic status of Atractus sanctaemartae and A. nebularis, and description of a new Atractus from Atlantic coast of Colombia. The Herpetological Journal 18 (4): 175-186 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Ruthven, A. G. 1922. The amphibians and reptiles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Univ. Michigan Mus. Zool., Misc. Publ. (8): 70 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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