Check List 16(5): 1153-1158, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1153
First continental record of Tantilla vermiformis Hallowell, 1861 (Squamata, Colubridae) for Honduras
expand article infoCristopher Alberto Antúnez-Fonseca§, Josué Ramos-Galdamez|, Omar Eduardo Jiménez- Córdova|, Larry David Wilson
‡ Centro Zamorano de Biodiversidad, Tegucigalpa, Honduras§ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras en el Valle de Sula, Cortés, Honduras| Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras¶ Unaffiliated, Homestead, United States of America
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Here we present the first continental record of Tantilla vermiformis Hallowell, 1861 for Honduras. This species is confined almost exclusively to dry and arid lowland forest and is considered as a priority one species in the conservation priority list of endemic species of Central America. This record is the second for the country, after that from Isla Exposición, and represents a northeastern extension of 120 km. The next nearest record to the north-northwest is 250 km distant at Lago Ilopango, in El Salvador, and that to the southeast is 130 km away in the municipality of Chi­nandega, in Nicaragua.
Arid forest, Centipede Snake, distribution, morphology, reptile, southeastern Honduras