Check List 20(2): 530-535, doi: 10.15560/20.2.530
Dryophylax chaquensis (Bergna & Álvarez, 1993) (Serpentes, Colubridae): first record from Cochabamba Department and a geographic range extension in Bolivia
expand article infoLuis R. Rivas, Gabriel Callapa§, Patricia Mendoza-Miranda§, Arturo Muñoz§|, Cord B. Eversole, Randy L. Powell
‡ Universidad Autónoma del Beni José Ballivián, Trinidad, Bolivia§ Bolivian Amphibian Initiative, Cochabamba, Bolivia| Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium¶ Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, United States of America
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We present novel distributional information on the little-known snake species Dryophylax chaquensis (Bergna & Álvarez, 1993) in Bolivia, including the first record from Cochabamba Department. Our record extends the distribution of this species towards the Bolivian Inter-Andean Dry Forests by approximately 63 km to the west (in a straight line) from the nearest known locality in Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We comment on the biogeographic distribution, altitude of occurrence, and aspects behavior and natural history of D. chaquensis in Bolivia.
Biogeographic distribution, Inter-Andean Dry Forests, Pasorapa, snake