First confirmed record of Atractus maculatus (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil

Arthur Diesel Abegg, Marco Antonio de Freitas, Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura


Atractus maculatus, classified as Data Deficient by the Brazil’s Ministério do Meio Ambiente, is recorded from a sixth known locality. The specimen was collected in the municipality of Paudalho, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. This is the first confirmed record of A. maculatus from this state and extends this species’ distribution by 153 km northeast of previously known occurrences. A map shows the occurrences throughout the whole range of this species.


Paudalho; geographical distribution; Atlantic Forest

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