First country record of <em>Rhinobothryum bovallii</em> (Andersson, 1916) (Squamata, Colubridae) from Nicaragua
Check List 15(4): 555-563, doi: 10.15560/15.4.555
First country record of Rhinobothryum bovallii (Andersson, 1916) (Squamata, Colubridae) from Nicaragua
expand article infoJosé Gabriel Martínez-Fonseca§, Julio Loza§, Maynor Fernandez§, Milton Salazar-Saavedra|, Javier Sunyer|
‡ Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States of America§ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), Managua, Nicaragua| Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), León, Nicaragua
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Abstract

We report on the first definite record of the False Tree Coral Snake, Rhinobothryum bovallii (Andersson, 1916), from Nicaragua based on one specimen from the Refugio Bartola, department of Río San Juan, southeastern Nicaragua. The newly found specimen narrows a 510 km distributional gap between occurrences from near the Honduran–Nicaraguan border and the nearest occurrence in Costa Rica.

Keywords
Distribution; False Tree Coral Snake; Indio-Maíz; Lowland Wet Forest; Refugio Bartola; reptile; Río San Juan