Check List 9(6): 1541-1542, doi: 10.15560/9.6.1541
First record of Cercosaura argulus (Peters, 1863) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) for the state of Maranhão, Brazil
expand article infoMarco Antonio de Freitas, Samantha Oliveira e Sousa§, Ruhan Saldanha Vieira§, Tayse Farias|, Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura
‡ Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, Brazil§ Universidade de Ensino Superior do Sul do Maranhão, Brazil| Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
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Cercosaura argulus (Peters, 1863) is widely spread throughout much of the Brazilian Amazon and its neighboring countries. This paper presents the first record of this species in the state of Maranhão, extending its known geographical distribution by 320 kilometers south from Apeú in Pará, and the first record for the northeast region of Brazil.
Squamata; Gymnophthalmidae; new record; range extension; Maranhão; Brazil