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Atractus sanguineus PRADO, 1944

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bloody Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus sanguineus PRADO 1944: 111
Atractus sanguineus — MYERS & SCHARGEL 2006
Atractus sanguineus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 80 
DistributionColombia (Antioquia)

Type locality: Yarumal, Dep. de Antioquia, Colombia  
TypesHolotype: CSJ 517 (Colegio de San José, Medellin, Colombia) 
CommentAtractus sanguineus is similar to A. attenuates but differs in having distinct, widely spaced crossbars on a red ground color. 
  • Myers, Charles W. Schargel, Walter E. 2006. Morphological extremes - two new snakes of the genus Atractus from northwestern South America (Colubridae: Dipsadinae). American Museum Novitates (3532):1-13 - get paper here
  • Páez, V.P. et al. 2002. Guía de campo de algunas especies de anfibios y reptiles de Antioquia. Universidad de Antioquia, - 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, 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
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Prado, Alcides 1944. Serpentes da Colombia, com a descricao de duas novas espécies de Atractus. Ciencia (Mexico) 5: 111
  • Prado, Alcides 1946. Notas ofiológicas 19. Atractus da Colombia, com a redescrição de tres novas espécies. Memorias do Instituto Butantan 18 (1944–1945): 109–111 - 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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