Check List 9(5): 1075-1080, doi: 10.15560/9.5.1075
Noteworthy new records of squamate reptiles (Reptilia: Squamata) from various Venezuelan Caribbean islands, including a new addition to the herpetofauna of Venezuela
expand article infoGabriel N. Ugueto, Pablo Velozo§, Luz Esther Sanchez§, Luis A. Bermúdez Villapol|, Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Tito R. Barros#, Gilson A. Rivas#
‡ Biscayne Boulevard, United States of America§ Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Venezuela| Ministerio de Poder Popular para El Ambiente, Venezuela¶ Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Venezuela# Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
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The occurrence of Gymnophthalmus lineatus in Venezuela is established for the first time based on a specimen collected on Las Aves Archipelago. We also document the first records of Phyllodactylus ventralis from Los Frailes Archipelago, Amphisbaena alba from Isla de Margarita, and report the occurrence of Thecadactylus cf. rapicauda on Las Aves Archipelago. Additionally we expand the distribution of the snake Leptophis ahaetulla on Isla de Margarita and report the third specimen known from that island. We also present information on the lepidosis and coloration for all species when pertinent.