Check List 14(6): 1047-1052, doi: 10.15560/14.6.1047
The first country record of the Mexican Blind Snake, Anomalepis mexicanus Jan, 1860 (Serpentes, Anomalepididae), in Colombia
expand article infoJuliett M. González-Carvajal , Guido Fabian Medina-Rangel§, Luis Eduardo Rojas-Murcia|
‡ Laboratory of Vertebrates Biology, Science Faculty, Universidade Estadual de Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO)-Paraná, Brazil., Paraná, Brazil§ Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia| Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Boyacá, Colombia
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We report the first Colombian record of the Blind Snake Anomalepis mexicanus Jan, 1860, based on a single specimen from Cantagallo municipality, department of Bolívar. Our new record fills a large gap and extends this species’ geographical distribution by approximately 630 km in a straight line east-southeast from its nearest previously known Panamanian locality, and approximately 1295 km in a straight-line north-northeast from its nearest previously known Peruvian locality. 

Cantagallo; department of Bolívar; distribution; dry forest; range extension; Serranía de San Lucas; South America