Check List 12(1): e19440, doi: 10.15560/12.1.1838
Leptophis ahaetulla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes, Colubridae): first record for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
expand article infoRoberto Baptista de Oliveira, Christian Beier§, Giancarlo Ribeiro Bilo|, Tiago Gomes dos Santos, Gláucia Maria Funk Pontes§
‡ Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil§ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil| iversidade Federal do Pampa,¶ Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil
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We present the first record of Leptophis ahaetulla for the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Between November and December 2014, and February 2015, three specimens were found, respectively: one male dead on a highway at the Parque Estadual do Espinilho, a conservation unit located at the municipality of Barra do Quaraí; and two females collected in an anthropic landscape of Salso farm at the municipality of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Meristic data and coloration enables the identification of these specimens as Leptophis ahaetulla marginatus.
Leptophis ahaetulla; geographic distribution; Rio Grande do Sul; Pampa biome