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Atractus edioi DA SILVA, RODRIGUES SILVA, RIBEIRO, SOUZA & DO AMARAL SOUZA, 2005

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus edioi DA SILVA, RODRIGUES SILVA, RIBEIRO, SOUZA & DO AMARAL SOUZA 2005
Atractus edioi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 71
Atractus edioi — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionC Brazil (Goiás: Cerrado)

Type locality: region of the Cana Brava hydroelectric power plant, located on the extreme northern state of Goiás, municipality of Minaçu, within the limits of the Cerrado ecosystem of Central Brazil (12°25’17”S, 48°09’43”W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 13371 
DiagnosisDescription: It can be distinguished from other Atractus by the combination of a temporal formula 1+1, 5 supralabials, supralabials 2-3 bordering the orbit, 6 infralabials, infralabials 1-3 in contact with the anterior genials, 15 dorsal scales rows and a color pattern of dark colored spots on a ground color of the body. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after engineer Édio Laudelino da Luz, who worked on the Projeto Cana Brava. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • DA SILVA JR., NELSON JORGE; HÉLDER LÚCIO RODRIGUES SILVA; RAFAEL SILVEIRA RIBEIRO; IVAN SOUZA; CLAUDIANO DO AMARAL SOUZA 2005. UMA NOVA ESPÉCIE DO GÊNERO ATRACTUS WAGLER, 1928 (COLUBRIDAE: DIPSADINAE) DO CERRADO DO BRASIL CENTRAL. Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 45 (3): 33-39 - get paper here
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - 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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