Check List 8(6): 1347-1349, doi: 10.15560/8.6.1347
New records and geographic distribution map of Typhlops amoipira Rodrigues and Juncá, 2002 (Typhlopidae) in the Brazilian Rainforest
expand article infoPolyanne Souto de Brito, Eliza Maria Xavier Freire§
‡ Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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This study presents the first records of Typhlops amoipira to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biome and expands its geographic distribution up to 1033 km northward of the type locality. The record for Piaçabuçu, state of Alagoas, can be justified by contact with the dunes of the São Francisco River. However, although dunes and restinga are present in other locations such as Nísia Floresta and Atlantic Forest areas in the municipalities of Coruripe and São José da Laje, Alagoas, they do not come into contact with dunes along the São Francisco River.