Check List 9(1): 99-103, doi: 10.15560/9.1.99
New records of snakes (Reptilia: Squamata) in Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoMario Ribeiro Moura, Renata Magalhães Pirani§, Vinícius Xavier da Silva|
‡ Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil§ Centro Universitário UNA, Brazil| Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil
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We report new records of three poorly-known species of snakes in Minas Gerais: Bothrops lutzi (Miranda- Ribeiro, 1915), Psomophis joberti (Sauvage, 1884), and Trilepida brasiliensis (Laurent, 1949). The new records represent important filling gaps for all three species or even southern extensions in the geographic distribution of B. lutzi and P. joberti. The new records are located in areas indicated as priority regions for biodiversity conservation in Cerrado. Maps of known records of these snakes are also provided considering literature data and new records from collections.