Check List 7(1): 49-51, doi: 10.15560/7.1.49
Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae, Rhinoclemmys punctularia (Daudin, 1802): new geographical distribution and first record for the state of Tocantins, Brazil
expand article infoTúlio Dornas, Adriana Malvasio, Renato T. Pinheiro
Open Access
We present new records of the Spot-legged Turtle (Rhinoclemmys punctularia) for the states of Pará and Tocantins, Brazil. These records increase the known geographical distribution of R. punctularia ca. 500 km southward, reaching the southeastern extreme of the Amazon biome. The Tocantins records are from Amazon rainforests habitats as in most of the known range of the species. These new findings highlight the importance of future investigations in order to better understand the distribution of R. punctularia in the South Amazon Basin and ecotones areas.