Atractus microrhynchus (Cope, 1868)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rhabdosoma microrhynchum Cope, 1868 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1868 or before

Rediscovered in March 2005?



Ecuador and Peru


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, E. D. (1868). An examination of the Reptilia and Batrachia obtained by the Orton Expedition to Ecuador and the upper Amazon, with notes on other species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868: 96-140.


Other references:

Cope, E. D. ("1871" 1870). Eighth contribution to herpetology of tropical America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 11: 553-559.

Passos, Paulo et al. (2012). Rediscovery of Atractus microrhynchus and reappraisal of the taxonomic status of A. emersoni and A. natans. Herpetologica 68(3): 375-392.


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