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Dendrophidion atlantica FREIRE, CARAMASCHI & GONÇALVES, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 17018, adult male, collected by Ubiratan Gonçalves on 05 December 2006. 
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. 
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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