Check List 11(6): e19416, doi: 10.15560/11.6.1814
Apostolepis christineae Lema, 2002 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini): first record for Bolivia
expand article infoOmar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Thales de Lema§
‡ Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Sul Rio Grandense, Brazil§ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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The fossorial snake Apostolepis christineae is an Elapomorphini species known only from a single specimen in Brazil. In this study, we report its occurrence to Bolivia, based on a male (BMNH 1907.10.31.62) from Puerto Suarez, Provincia German Busch, Departamento Santa Cruz, which was previously misidentified as Apostolepis vittata. This record extends the species distribution ca. 576 km west from its type locality. We also provide data on its morphological variation.
Apostolepis christineae; Bolivia; geographical distribution; morphological variation