Check List 8(6): 1315-1318, doi: 10.15560/8.6.1315
Chironius fuscus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes: Colubridae): distribution extension, new state record and variation in southern Brazil
expand article infoGilberto Alves de Souza Filho, Julio Cesar de Moura-Leite§, Emilson Grochoski Matias|, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão Morato
‡ Hori Consultoria Ambiental, Brazil§ Museu de História Natural Capão da Imbuia Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil| Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná, Brazil¶ STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda., Brazil
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The colubrid snake Chironius fuscus (Colubridae) is a widely distributed species in South America, exhibiting a disjunct distribution associated to rainforests of Amazonia and Eastern Brazil (from Pernambuco to Paraná States). In this study, we present new distributional data from Paraná state and extend the known range to the state of Santa Catarina. We also present meristic and morphometric data of the southernmost populations of the species.