DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.2.2077

Range extension of Lygophis meridionalis (Schenkel, 1901) (Reptilia: Squamata: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae) to Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil

Thiago Marcial de Castro, Jane C. F. de Oliveira

Abstract


We present the first record of Lygophis meridionalis for the state of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil, and a distribution map based on indexed literature. This species of the family Dipsadidae is widely distributed in South America, although records from Brazil are only available for the states of São Paulo, Amazonas, Pará, Goiás, Tocantins, and Bahia. Our report is only the second record of L. meridionalis from the Atlantic Forest and represents a range extension of 998 km from the nearest record in this biome.


Keywords


Atlantic Rainforest; geographic distribution; snakes; new records; municipality of Linhares; Liophis lineatus complex; reptile

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