Check List 14(1): 237-242, doi: 10.15560/14.1.237
Rediscovery and first record of the Phantasma Tree Snake, Imantodes phantasma Myers, 1982 (Serpentes, Colubridae), in Colombia
expand article infoGuido Fabian Medina-Rangel, Gladys Cárdenas-Arévalo§, Luis Eladio Rentería-M.|
‡ Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia§ Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia| Instituto de Investigaciones Ambientales del Pacífico , Quibdó, Colombia
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We report the first record in Colombia, and the first find since 1966 of Imantodes phantasma Myers, 1982, based on 3 specimens from Unguía municipality, department of Chocó, Colombia. The present record adds a new snake species to the country’s list and extends this species’ documented distribution by approximately 65 km, in a straight-line northeast from its nearest previously known Panamanian locality. This is the first report of this species for more than 50 years since its description.

Serranía del Darién; Cerro Tacarcuna; Pacific rainforest; department of Chocó; South America; distribution; range extension