Check List 10(3): 600-601, doi: 10.15560/10.3.600
Apostolepis intermedia Koslowsky, 1898 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini): first records for Paraguay
expand article infoOmar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Thales de Lema§, Hugo Enrique Cabral Beconi|
‡ Instituto Federal de Educação, Brazil§ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil| Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay, Paraguay
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The fossorial snake Apostolepis intermedia is an Elapomorphini species currently known by two specimens from Brazil. In this study, we report the first records of the species in Paraguay, based on two female specimens from the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro, Paraguay. These records occurred 376 km south from the previously southernmost record, in Anastácio, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. We also provide data on the species morphological variation.
Serpentes; Xenodontinae; Elapomorphini