DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.2.2097

Range extension of Iguana iguana Linnaeus, 1758 (Squamata: Iguanidae): the first record of an established population in southeastern Brazil

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

Abstract


We report a population of the Green Iguana, Iguana iguana, in a remnant of Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Vila Velha, Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil. We found both adult and subadult specimens, which indicates the existence of an established population. This is the southernmost record of the species, located at 820 km south from the previous southern extreme of the species’ range in the Atlantic Forest (Amargosa, Bahia).


Keywords


lizard; Atlantic Rainforest; green iguana; geographic distribution; reptile; squamates; introduced species

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