Atractus serranus AMARAL, 1930
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Sao Paulo Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Atractus serranus AMARAL 1930: 65|
Atractus serranus — PASSOS et al. 2005
Atractus serranus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 80
|Distribution||Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)|
Type locality: Serra de Paranapiacaba, Estado do São Paulo, Brazil. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: IB (= IBSP) 7238 (not 7239 as stated in some papers)|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Atractus serranus is distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) 17/17/17 smooth dorsal scale rows; (2) generally two postoculars; (3) loreal moderate to long; (4) temporals 1+2; (5) generally seven supralabials, third and fourth contacting chinshields; (6) seven infralabials, first four contacting chinshields; (7) eight to ten maxillary teeth; (8) generally three gular scale rows; (9) generally three preventrals; (10) 150–163 ventrals in females, 141–147 in males; (11) 18–23 subcaudals in females, 26–29 in males; (12) dorsum uniformly black in adults and reddish brown to black scattered with irregular dorsal blotches in juveniles; (13) venter uniformly black in adults and usually paler in juveniles; (14) large body size in females (790 mm SVL) and males (515 mm SVL); (15) tail short in females (7.9–10.2% SVL), moderate in males (9.2–14.6% SVL); (16) hemipenis moderately bilobed, semicapitate, and semicalyculate [from Passos et al. 2010].|
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