Dendrophidion atlantica FREIRE, CARAMASCHI & GONÇALVES, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dendrophidion atlantica?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Atlantic Forest Racer|
|Synonym||Dendrophidion atlantica FREIRE, CARAMASCHI & GONÇALVES 2010|
Dendrophidion atlantica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 224
|Distribution||NE Brazil (Alagoas, Pernambuco)|
Type locality: Mata do Engenho Coimbra (08°59’S, 35°53’W; 526 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: MNRJ 17018, adult male, collected by Ubiratan Gonçalves on 05 December 2006.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: 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.|
|Etymology||The specific name, used as a noun in apposition, is an allusion to the disjunct occurrence of this new species in the Atlantic Rain Forest.|
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