Check List 11(3): e19235, doi: 10.15560/11.3.1637
First records of the snake Siphlophis leucocephalus (Günther, 1863) in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a review of the geographic distribution of S. longicaudatus (Andersson, 1901) (Squamata: Dipsadidae)
expand article infoHans Thomassen, Henrique C. Costa, Adriano Lima Silveira§, Paulo Cristiano de Anchieta Garcia, Renato Silveira Bérnils|
‡ Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo, Brazil
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We report Siphlophis leucocephalus in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. This species is now known to occur in ombrophilous and semidecidual forests in the state of Bahia, and Cerrado gallery forests in Tocantins and Minas Gerais. We also review the distribution of S. longicaudatus, a species inhabiting dense ombrophilous forests, ecotones with mixed ombrophilous forests or semidecidual forests, and Cerrado rocky outcrops (campos rupestres). This species is recorded from the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
Atlantic Forest; biogeography; Cerrado; Serpentes; Snakes