Geographic range extension of <em>Elachistocleis corumbaensis</em> Piva, Caramaschi & Albuquerque, 2017 (Anura, Microhylidae) with new records in ecotonal zones in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Check List 15(1): 17-20, doi: 10.15560/15.1.17
Geographic range extension of Elachistocleis corumbaensis Piva, Caramaschi & Albuquerque, 2017 (Anura, Microhylidae) with new records in ecotonal zones in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil
expand article infoVancleber Divino Silva-Alves, Rosana dos Santos D'Avila, Thatiane Martins da Costa, Ana Paula Dalbem Barbosa, Bruno Ramos Brum, Cleidiane Prado Alves da Silva, Áurea Regina Alves Ignácio, Maria Antonia Carniello, Claumir César Muniz, Manoel dos Santos Filho, Mariany de Fatima Rocha Seba, Olinda Maira Alves Nogueira, Joselaine Souto Hall Silva, Almerio Camara Gusmão, Jessica Rhaiza Mudrek§, Odair Diogo da Silva|, Dionei José da Silva|, Gustavo Rodrigues Canale
‡ State University of Mato Grosso, Cáceres, Brazil§ Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil| State University of Mato Grosso, Tangará da Serra, Brazil¶ Federal University of Mato Grosso, Sinop, Brazil
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Abstract

Elachistocleis corumbaensis was documented in 2017 in the central region of the Brazilian Pantanal and no other record of the species has since been reported. In this study, we report on the extension of the geographic range of E. corumbaensis based on 4 new records found in the riparian forests of the Paraguay River, in the state of Mato Grosso. Of these, 1 specimen was collected in a protected area in the Pantanal. We also report on the presence of this species in the ecotones between the Pantanal, Cerrado, and Amazonia, which suggests that E. corumbaensis is associated with seasonally flooded forests but more widely distributed in western Brazil than previously reported.

Keywords
Biogeography, distribution, oval frogs, Pantanal biome