New records of Amphisbaena medemi Gans & Mathers, 1977 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Caribbean region of northern Colombia

Fabio Leonardo Meza-Joya


This report extends the distribution range of Amphisbaena medemi to the southeast foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and western foothills of the Serranía del Perijá in La Guajira department, Colombia. These records offer a more detailed picture of the species’ distributional range along the Caribbean region of Colombia and represent the first observation of the species in a transitional zone between dry and moist tropical forest.


Amphisbaena medemi; Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; Serranía del Perijá; dry tropical forest; moist tropical forest

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