Check List 8(2): 294-297, doi: 10.15560/8.2.294
New records and distribution extensions of three species of Mesoclemmys Gray, 1863 (Testudines: Chelidae) in Mato Grosso state, Brazil, with observations on terrestrial movements
expand article infoElizângela Silva de Brito, Christine Strüssmann§, Ricardo Alexandre Kawashita-Ribeiro§, Drausio Honório Morais|, Robson Waldemar Ávila, Vitor Azarias Campos§
‡ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil| Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil¶ Universidade Regional do Cariri, Brazil
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Distribution patterns of most of the 20 Neotropical freshwater turtles belonging to the family Chelidae are usually based on few locality records. We here report on vouchered records of three species of the chelid genus Mesoclemmys in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Presence of M. vanderhaegei is confirmed for the Amazon River Basin, and M. gibba and M. raniceps are recorded in Mato Grosso for the first time.
Testudines; Chelidae; range extensions; Mato Grosso; Brazil