The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Atractus wagleri Prado, 1945

Andean earth-snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1945 or before

Rediscovered in 2009 or before





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Prado, A. (1945). Um novo Atractus de Colombia. Ciencia (Mexico) 6: 61.


Other references:

Cruz-Rodríguez, Cristian Alexander et al. (2021). Type specimens housed in the herpetological collections at Museo de La Salle Bogotá and their historical importance for the consolidation of herpetology in Colombia. Zootaxa 4965(2): 261-292.

Passos, Paulo and Arredondo, Juan C. (2009). Rediscovery and redescription of the Andean earth-snake Atractus wagleri (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1969: 59-68.


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