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Atractus duboisi (BOULENGER, 1880)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhabdosoma Duboisi BOULENGER 1880: 44
Atractus duboisi — PASSOS et al. 2009
Atractus duboisi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 71 
DistributionEcuador (known only from Cordillera Real on the Atlantic versant of the Andes, occurring from Baeza (00° 27’ S, 77° 53’ W) to Cordillera de Guacamayos (00° 43’ S, 77° 55’ W) in the Napo Province of Ecuador. This species inhabits the Mountain Cloud Forest formation, and occurs at elevations between 1500– 2200 m)

Type locality: Ecuador  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB (= RBINS) 2008, adult male, (Musée de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique), from Ecuador, gift by Mr. De Ville in 1874, without specific locality (specimen photograph examined). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in Passos et al. 2009. 
CommentRhabdosoma Duboisi BOULENGER 1880 has been synonymized previously with Atractus occipitoalbus (by SAVAGE 1960) but revalidated by Passos et al. 2009. 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Frederic Dubois (1804-1867) or his son, Alphonse Joseph Charles Dubois (1839-1921), both Belgian naturalists. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1880. Reptiles et Batraciens recueillis par M. Emile de Ville dans les Andes de l'équateur. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 5: 41-48 - get paper here
  • Passos, Paulo; Altagratia Chiesse, Omar Torres-Carvajal, and Jay M. Savage 2009. TESTING SPECIES BOUNDARIES WITHIN THE ATRACTUS OCCIPITOALBUS COMPLEX (SERPENTES: DIPSADIDAE). Herpetologica 65 (4): 384-403 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • 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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