DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/11.5.1735

New records, range extensions and updated distribution of two gymnophthalmid lizards from the Caribbean Region, Colombia

Fabio Leonardo Meza-Joya, Eliana Ramos-Pallares

Abstract


In Colombia, detailed knowledge of the geographic distribution of gymnophthalmid lizards is scarce. This paper presents the first confirmed records of Leposoma rugiceps and provides additional records of Gymnophthalmus speciosus from Department of La Guajira, in the Colombian Caribbean Region. These records extend the geographical distribution of both species and support their wide distribution in the lowlands of north of Colombia. Furthermore, we provide an updated distribution map with known occurrences of these species in Colombia.

Keywords


Leposoma rugiceps; Gymnophthalmus speciosus; gymnophthalmid lizards; geographic distribution; Caribbean Region

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