Atractus modestus Boulenger, 1894

Modest ground snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1894 or before

Rediscovered in 2007 or before

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1894). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Vol. 2. London: Trustees of the British Museum.


Other references:

Cisneros-Heredia, D. F. (2010). Atractus modestus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 04 March 2013.

Passos, Paulo, Cisneros-Heredia, D. F. and Salazar-V., D. (2007). Rediscovery and redescription of the rare Andean snake Atractus modestus. Herpetological Journal 17(1): 1-6. [automatic download]


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