Atractus snethlageae DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO, 1983
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atractus snethlageae?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus flammigerus snethlageae DA CUNHA & DO NASCIMENTO 1983|
Atractus major — SAVAGE 1960: 47 (part.)
Atractus flammigerus — HOOGMOED 1980: 20 (part.)
Atractus snethlageae — VANZOLINI 1986: 25
Atractus snethlageae — MARTINS & OLIVEIRA 1993
Atractus snethlagae — SILVA-HAAD 2004
Atractus snethlageae — PASSOS et al. 2007
Atractus snethlageae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 81
|Distribution||Brazil (Amapá, Amazonas, Rondonia, Pará: [HR 31: 254], Maranhão), Suriname, Colombia (Amazonas, Boyacá), Bolivia (Pando), Peru (Cajamarca, San Martín, Cuzco, Madre de Dios, Ucayali), Ecuador, N Argentina, elevation 0-1800 m.|
Type locality: Colônia Nova, Rio Gurupi, Pará, Rodovia Br-316, 10 Km antes do Gurupi, 01°26’ S, 47°32’ W. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: MPEG 10.131, adult male|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A species of Atractus with 17 dorsal scales rows, differing from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) large size, adults reaching about 700 mm in TL; (2) loreal long (about three times longer than high); (3) generally seven (rarely eight) supralabials with third and fourth (fourth and fifth whenever eight supralabials are present) in contact with eye; (4) generally eight (rarely seven) infralabials with first four in contact with chinshields; (5) six to seven maxillary teeth; (6) 151–180 ventral scales in females and 137–165 in males; (7) 19–28 subcaudal scales in females and 27–45 in females; (8) tail of moderate length: Tail/TL 6.9– 17.6%; (9) dorsal color pattern of dark gray/brown ground coloration with pale crossbands or blotches usually edged in black, or dorsal ground color pale brown with dark brown or black blotches [SCHARGEL et al. 2013]|
Similar species: A. major (in Ecuador); A. badius (in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru). Note that A. snethlageae is quite variable.
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