Check List 9(3): 660-662, doi: 10.15560/9.3.660
Distribution extension of the Yellow Anaconda Eunectes notaeus Cope, 1862 (Squamata: Boidae) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
expand article infoGuilherme S. Santos, Thales de Lema§, Gisele R. Winck|, Sonia Z. Cechin, Ruben A. Boelter
‡ Anselmo Campos da Rosa 212, Brazil§ Southern Herpetology Office, Brazil| Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
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The yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus, was until recently considered as a species with accidental occurrence on southern Brazil, due to river floods from the Pantanal region on central Brazil. Here we provide monitoring records of a well-established population in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and also discuss its distribution in the area.