Check List 11(5): e19345, doi: 10.15560/11.5.146
Filling gaps and a new state record of Xenopholis scalaris (Wucherer, 1861) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae)
expand article infoBreno Hamdan, Claudio Machado, Nathalie Kaladinsky Citeli
‡ Instituto Vital Brazil, Brazil
Open Access
We present the first record of the Dipsadidae snakes Xenopholis scalaris for the state of Rio de Janeiro and a general distribution map for this species. This record for the Brazilian Atlantic Forest expands the known geographical distribution of X. scalaris and reveals that its populations might not be isolated or disjunctive, but rather rare in this biome. We also provide some recommendations for future conservation of X. scalaris.
geographic distribution; reptiles; Rio de Janeiro; snakes