DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/10.6.1531

New record of Cercosaura ocellata Wagler, 1830 (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) in northeastern Brazil, with a distribution map for the species in South America

Raul Fernandes Dantas Sales, Jaqueiuto da Silva Jorge, Matheus Meira-Ribeiro, Eliza Maria Xavier Freire

Abstract


Herein, we provide a new record of Cercosaura ocellata Wagler, 1830 in the Atlantic Forest biome, northeastern Brazil, and a distribution map for the species in South America. The new record was in Extremoz municipality, state of Rio Grande do Norte, filling a gap in the known geographic distribution of the species between the states of Ceará and Pernambuco.


Keywords


geographic distribution; lizards; Gymnophthalmidae

Full Text:

PDF/A

References


Ávila-Pires, T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia. Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden 299(1): 1–706 (http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/149074).

Avila-Pires, T.C.S., L.J. Vitt, S.S. Sartorius and P.A. Zani. 2009. Squamata (Reptilia) from four sites in southern Amazonia, with a biogeographic analysis of Amazonian lizards. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi Ciências Naturais 4(2): 99–118 (http://scielo.iec.pa.gov.br/pdf/bmpegcn/v4n2/v4n2a02.pdf)

Avila-Pires, T.C.S., M.S. Hoogmoed and W.A. Rocha. 2010. Notes on the Vertebrates of northern Pará, Brazil: A forgotten part of the Guianan Region, I. Herpetofauna. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi Ciências Naturais 5(1): 13–112 (http://scielo.iec.pa.gov.br/pdf/bmpegcn/v5n1/v5n1a02.pdf)

Bernarde, P.S., R.A. Machado and L.C.B Turci. 2011. Herpetofauna of Igarapé Esperança area in the Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre—Brazil. Biota Neotropica 11(3): 117–144 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032011000300010).

Bérnils, R.S. and H.C. Costa (org.). 2012. Brazilian Reptiles: List of species. Version 2012.1. Accessible at http://www.sbherpetologia.org.br. Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia. Captured on 22 July 2014.

Borges-Nojosa, D.M. and U. Caramaschi. 2003. Composição e análise comparativa da diversidade das afinidades biogeográficas dos lagartos e anfisbenídeos (Squamata) dos brejos nordestinos; pp. 463–512, in: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli and J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e Conservação da Caatinga. Recife: Editora Universitária UFPE.

Cole, C.J, C.R. Townsend, R.P. Reynolds, R.D. MacCulloch and A. Lathrop. 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(4): 317–578. (doi: 10.2988/0006-324X-125.4.317)

Couto-Ferreira, D., M.S. Tinôco, M.L.T. Oliveira, H.C. Browneribeiro, C.P. Fazolato, R.M. Silva, G.S. Barreto and M.A. Dias. 2011. Restinga lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) at the Imbassaí Preserve on the northern coast of Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(8): 1990–2000 (http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2011/August/danilo.htm)

Dixon, J.R. and P. Soini, 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru. Milwaukee Public Museum. 154 pp.

Doan, T.M. 2003. A new phylogenetic classification for the gymnophthalmid genera Cercosaura, Pantodactylus and Prionodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 137(1): 101–115. (doi: 10.1046/j.1096-3642.2003.00043.x)

Doan, T.M. and W.W. Lamar. 2012. A new montane species of Cercosaura (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Colombia, with notes on the distribution of the genus. Zootaxa 3565: 44–54 (http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2012/3565.html).

Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico. The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest. Ithaca, N.Y.; London: Cornell University Press. 433 pp.

Gainsbury, A.M. and G.R. Colli. 2003. Lizard assemblages from natural cerrado enclaves in southwestern Amazonia: The role of stochastic extinctions and isolation. Biotropica 35(4): 503–519 (doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2003.tb00607.x).

Hoogmoed, M.S. 1973. Notes on the herpetofauna of Surinam. IV. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Surinam. Biogeographica 4: 1–419 (http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/animal+sciences/book/978-90-6193-205-5).

Macedo, L.M., P.S. Bernarde and A.S. Abe. 2008. Lagartos (Squamata: Lacertilia) em áreas de floresta e de pastagem em Espigão do Oeste, Rondônia, sudoeste da Amazônia, Brasil. Biota Neotropica 8(1): 133–139 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032008000100016).

Mendes-Pinto, T.J. and J.C.R. Tello. 2010. Répteis Squamata de uma área de transição floresta-savana no oeste do estado do Pará, Brasil. Revista de Ciências Ambientais 4(1): 19–35 (http://sphinx.unilasalle.edu.br/index.php/Rbca/article/download/89/106).

Mendes-Pinto, T.J. and S.M. Souza. 2011. Preliminary assessment of amphibians and reptiles from Floresta Nacional do Trairão, with a new snake record for the Pará state, Brazilian Amazon. Salamandra 47(4): 199–206 (http://www.salamandra-journal.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=261&Itemid=72).

Novelli, I.A., P.S. Lucas, R.G. Carvalho, R.C. Santos and B.M. Sousa. 2012. Lagartos de áreas de Cerrado na Reserva Biológica Unilavras-Boqueirão, Ingaí, sul de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Biota Neotropica 12(2): 147–153 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032012000300017).

Oliveira, C.N. and G.J.B. Moura. 2013. Cercosaura ocellata Wagler, 1830 (Lacertilia, Gymnophthalmidae): Distribution extension of northeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica 13(3): 387–389 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032013000300037).

Pellegrino, K.C.M., M.T. Rodrigues, Y. Yonenaga-Yassuda and J.W. Sites Junior. 2001. A molecular perspective on the evolution of microteiid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), and a new classification for the family. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74(3): 315–338 (doi: 10.1006/bijl.2001.0580).

Recoder, R.S., M. Teixeira-Junior, A. Camacho, P.M.S. Nunes, T. Mott, P.H. Valdujo, J.M. Ghellere, C. Nogueira and M.T. Rodrigues. 2011. Répteis da Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins, Brasil Central. Biota Neotropica 11(1): 263–282 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032011000100026).

Ruibal, R. 1952. Revisionary studies of some South American Teiidae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 106(11): 477–529 (http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28870064).

Santos, T.G., K.A. Kopp, M.R. Spies, R. Trevisan and S.Z. Cechin. Répteis do campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. Biota Neotropica 5(1): 171–178 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032005000100016).

Shepard, D.B. 2007. Habitat but not body shape affects predator attack frequency on lizard models in the Brazilian Cerrado. Herpetologica 63(2): 193–202 (doi: 10.1655/0018-0831(2007)63[193:HBNBSA]2.0.CO;2).

Silva Jr., N.J. and J.W. Sites Jr. 1995. Patterns of diversity of Neotropical squamate reptile species with emphasis on the Brazilian Amazon and the conservation potential of indigenous reserves. Conservation Biology 9(4): 873–901 (doi: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.1995.09040873.x).

Sousa, B.M., A.E.R. Nascimento, S.C. Gomides, C.H. Varela Rios, A.H. Hudson and I.A. Novelli. 2010. Répteis em fragmentos de Cerrado e Mata Atlântica do Campo das Vertentes, Estado de Minas Gerais, sudeste do Brasil. Biota Neotropica 10(2): 129–138 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032012000300002).

Tedesco, M.E. and R. Aguirre. 1998. Cercosaura ocellata petersi Ruibal, 1952 (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Nuevo registro para la lacertofauna de la Republica Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetologia 12(1): 53.

Uetanabaro, M., F.L. Souza, P. Landgref Filho, A.F. Beda and R.A. Brandão. 2007. Anfíbios e répteis do Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Biota Neotropica 7(3): 279–289 (doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032007000300030).

Uetz, P. and J. Hošek (eds.). The Reptile Database. Accessible at http://www.reptiledatabase. Captured on 13 August 2014.

Valdujo, P.H., C.C. Nogueira, L. Baumgarten, F. Henrique, G. Rodrigues, R.A. Brandão, A. Eterovic, M.B. Ramos-Neto and O.A.V. Marques. 2009. Squamate reptiles from Parque Nacional das Emas and surroundings, Cerrado of Central Brazil. Check List 5(3):405–417 (http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL001-09).

Vanzolini, P.E. 1972. Miscellaneous notes on the ecology of some Brazilian lizards (Sauria). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 26(8): 83–115.

Vanzolini, P.E. 1986. Levantamento herpetológico da área do estado de Rondônia sob a influência da rodovia BR-364. Relatório de Pesquisa nº1, CNPq, Brasília.

Vaz-Silva, W., A.G. Guedes, P.L. Azevedo-Silva, F.F. Gontijo, R.S. Barbosa, G.R. Aloísio and F.C.G. Oliveira. 2007. Herpetofauna, Espora Hydroelectric Power Plant, state of Goiás, Brazil. Check List 3(4): 338–345 (http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL018-07).

Vitt, L.J. and J.P. Caldwell. 2014. Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles. 4th Edition. San Diego: Academic Press. 757 pp.