Check List 8(1): 161-163, doi: 10.15560/8.1.161
First record of Amphisbaena mertensi Strauch, 1881 (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) in Minas Gerais state, Brazil
expand article infoAdriano Lima Silveira, Vera Lucia de Campos Brites§, Raquel Valinhas e Valinhas|
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil| Centro Universitário de Patos de Minas, Brazil
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We present here the first record of Amphisbaena mertensi in Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil. Through analysis of scientific collections, we found specimens of A. mertensi from municipalities of Patos de Minas, Uberaba, Indianópolis, Uberlândia and Araguari, in Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba regions. These localities are inserted in the Cerrado biome, with Atlantic Forest enclaves, and represent an expansion of the previously known geographic distribution for the species.
Squamata; Amphisbaenidae; new record; range extension; Minas Gerais; Brazil