Atractus macondo PASSOS, LYNCH & FERNANDES, 2009
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Atractus macondo PASSOS, LYNCH & FERNANDES 2009|
Atractus macondo — WALLACH et al. 2014: 75
Type locality: Parque Nacional Natural Isla de Salamanca (10º58'N, 74º30'W, approximately 3 m), municipality of Sitionuevo, Department of Magdalena, Colombia.
|Reproduction||oviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: IAvH 15, collected by G. Toro.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis in Passos et al. 2009.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet “macondo” is the fictitious name of the village from García-Márquez’ novel Cien Años de Soledad. This story was based along and broadly inspired by the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The word macondo is used here in apposition, referring to the type locality of the new species, and also honouring the coastal people of Colombia.|
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