Atractus typhon PASSOS, MUESES-CISNEROS, LYNCH & FERNANDES, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atractus typhon?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus typhon PASSOS, MUESES-CISNEROS, LYNCH & FERNANDES 2009|
Atractus typhon — WALLACH et al. 2014: 83
|Distribution||Colombia (Nariño), Ecuador|
Type locality: Reserva Natural Biotopo Selva Húmeda (01º25’N, 78º17’W, ca. 600 m elevation), vereda Berlín, El Diviso, municipality of Barbacoas, department of Nariño, Colombia
|Types||Holotype: ICN 10901, adult male, collected by B. Cépeda and J. J. Mueses-Cisneros on 14 July 2006.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet “typhon” is derived from the name of the Greek monster Typhon (Greek: Τυφoν). According to the Greek myth, Typhon married Echydna and fathered most mythological monsters that populated Earth. Typhon was described by the Greek writer Hesiod as one of the most fearsome of all creatures, “covered by a hundred serpent heads with dark flickering tongues flashing fire from their eyes”. This word is employed herein to allude to the impressive aspect of Atractus typhon.|
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