Check List 8(2): 258-259, doi: 10.15560/8.2.258
Squamata, Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Philodryas viridissima (Linnaeus, 1758): First record in the state of Acre, northern Brazil
expand article infoMarco Antonio de Freitas, Daniella Pereira Fagundes de França§, Paulo Sérgio Bernarde§
‡ Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Acre, Brazil
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The common green racer Philodryas viridissima (Linnaeus, 1758) is an arboreal and terrestrial snake species broadly distributed in southern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Guiana, Suriname, French Guiana, Paraguay up to Argentina, and most of Brazil. In this study, we report the first record of P. viridissima in the state of Acre, Brazil, in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve. This record expands the species distribution in 280 km to the southwest of Boca do Acre, state of Amazonas, which was the nearest record of this species in Brazilian Amazon until now.
Squamata; Serpentes; Dipsadidae; new record; Acre; Brazil