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Atractus tartarus PASSOS, PRUDENTE & LYNCH, 2016

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus tartarus PASSOS, PRUDENTE & LYNCH 2016
Atractus insipidus — CUNHA & NASCIMENTO 1983:10 
DistributionBrazil (Pará)

Type locality: Vila Palestina (04°40’S, 47°56’W, elevation ca. 200 m asl), municipality of Rondon do Pará, state of Pará, Brazil  
TypesHolotype. MNRJ 16511, adult male collected by R.S. Bérnils, H. Wogel, and P.S. Abe on 07 February 2008 (Fig. 9).
Paratypes. Fifteen specimens, all from the state of Pará in Brazil, except for adult female (MPEG 336) collected by J. Davis at Belém–Brasília Highway, municipality of Carolina (07°20’ S, 47°28’ W, ca. 155 m asl), state of Maranhão. Juvenile male (CHUFC 1386) collected by R.B. Marques on 08 October 1988 at ESSEX Mining, near Igarapé Jabuti (04°14’S, 53°28’W, ca. 150 m asl); adult male (MNRJ 18035) collected by R.B. Castro, P. Yumi, and B. Ueoka on 26 October 2008 and adult female (MNRJ 18039) collected on 29 January 2009 at municipality of Parauape ́bas (068040S, 498540W, ca. 170 m asl); adult male (MPEG 22991) collected on 12 November 2004 by Elildo Jr. at Barragem da Pêra (06°02’S, 50°08’W), municipality of Parauapébas; adult male (IBSP 47078) from municipality of Tucurúı (03°46’S, 49°40’W, ca. 60 m asl); adult male (MNRJ 24363) collected on 25 July 2013 and female (MNRJ 24364) collected on 03 August 2013 by W. Vaz during the faunal rescue from Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant at municipality of Vito ́ria do Xingu ́ (028530S, 528000W, ca. 15 m asl); adult male (MUFAL 10445, a damaged specimen without head) collected on 04 May 2011, adult male (MUFAL 10462) and female (MUFAL 10447) collected on 30 June 2011 at Floresta Nacional de Caraja ́s (068000S, 508300W, ca. 400 m asl), municipality of Parauape ́bas; adult (MPEG 23929) and juvenile (MPEG 23931) females collected on 06 November 2009 and juvenile male (MPEG 23930) collected on 27 November 2009 at Floresta Nacional do Tapirapé-Aquiri (05°35’S, 50°24’W), municipality of Marabá; and adult female (MPEG 12373) collected at municipality of Canaã de Carajás (06°32’S, 49°51’W, ca. 300 m asl). 
  • Oliveira, Elciomar Araújo De & Emil José Hernández Ruz 2016. Morphological variation in Atractus tartarus of (Snake: Dipsadidae) from the Xingu River, east Amazon, Brazil and preliminary phylogenetic relationship in Atractus. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences 4 (8): 1-7 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Ana L.C. Prudente and John D. Lynch 2016. Redescription of Atractus punctiventris and Description of Two New Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Brazilian Amazonia. Herp. Monographs 30 (1): 1-20 - get paper here
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