Check List 8(5): 847-851, doi: 10.15560/8.5.847
Reptiles of the Parque Estadual de Itapuã, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil
expand article infoGilberto Alves de Souza Filho, Laura Verrastro§
‡ Hori Consultoria Ambiental, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Herein we provide a list of reptiles from Parque Estadual de Itapuã, a conservation unit of integral protection located in the municipality of Viamão, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil and inserted in the domains of the Pampa Biome. The study was carried out from February 2003 to July 2004. We recorded 39 species: 23 snakes, eight lizards, four testudines, three amphisbaenians and one crocodilian. Through the knowledge of the species in the area, we justify the importance of preserving this important natural remnant.