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Dendrophidion atlantica FREIRE, CARAMASCHI & GONÇALVES, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAtlantic Forest Racer 
SynonymDendrophidion atlantica FREIRE, CARAMASCHI & GONÇALVES 2010
Dendrophidion atlantica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 224 
DistributionNE Brazil (Alagoas, Pernambuco)

Type locality: Mata do Engenho Coimbra (08°59’S, 35°53’W; 526 m elevation Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 17018, adult male, collected by Ubiratan Gonçalves on 05 December 2006. 
CommentDiagnosis: Dendrophidion atlantica sp. nov. is characterized by having 154–163 ventral scales, 140–160 subcaudal scales, tail length 62.2–74.8% of snout–vent length, collar absent, head uniformly brown and dorsal ground color brown, paler on anterior third, with cream transversal lines (one half a scale long), bordered anteriorly and posteriorly by dark brown lines (one half a scale long), distributed from the neck to the tail; hemipenis single, subcylindrical, unicapitate, and unicalyculate; calyces large, well defined, papillate; a series of 12 large spines just below the capitulum, on the asulcate and lateral sides; a series of four spines, two large laterals and two small between them, in the basal region of the asulcate side of the organ body; two large spines on the lateral distal areas of the sulcate side of the hemipenial body; sulcus spermaticus centrolineal, bifurcating at the tip of the capitulum. 
EtymologyThe specific name, used as a noun in apposition, is an allusion to the disjunct occurrence of this new species in the Atlantic Rain Forest. 
References
  • FREIRE, ELIZA MARIA XAVIER; ULISSES CARAMASCHI & UBIRATAN GONÇALVES 2010. A new species of Dendrophidion (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest of Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 2719: 62–68 - get paper here
  • Nacimento, Vanessa and Ednilza Maranhao Dos Santos. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Dendrophidion atlantica. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 261
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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