Check List 15(5): 747-751, doi: 10.15560/15.5.747
New records amplify the geographical distribution of Rondonops biscutatus Colli et al., 2015 (Squamata, Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae) into the Paraguay river basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil
expand article infoOdair Diogo da Silva, Thatiane Martins da Costa§, Vancleber Divino Silva Alves§, Eder Correa Fermiano, Jessica Rhaiza Mudrek|, Bruno Ramos Brum§, Almério Camara Gusmão, Olinda Maira Alves Nogueira§, Ana Paula Dalbem Barbosa§, Joselaine Souto Hall Silva§, Maria Antonia Carniello§, Áurea Regina Alves Ignácio§, Claumir César Muniz§, Manoel Dos Santos Filho§, Dionei José da Silva§
‡ Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cacoal, Brazil§ Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cáceres, Brazil| Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil
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Rondonops biscutatus is a gymnophthalmid litter-lizard which occurs in the Amazon rainforests and the transitional areas between Amazonia and Cerrado. This species’ distribution is strongly biased by a lack of data, possibly because it was recently described, small-bodied, and living in cryptic habits. Here, we present occurrence data of six specimens from four locations in transitional areas between forests in Amazonia and Cerrado (central Brazil), in the upper Paraguay River, at the northern end of the Pantanal, midwestern Brazil. We expand the distribution of this species 507 km east from its original range.​

Amazon rainforest, biogeography, Cerrado, Iphisini, reptiles