Check List 16(3): 655-659, doi: 10.15560/16.3.655
Distribution extension and a new state record for Amphisbaena mertensi Strauch, 1881 (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) in central Brazil
expand article infoBruno Alessandro Augusto Peña Corrêa, Afonso Afonso Santiago de Oliveira Meneses
‡ University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
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We updated the distribution of Amphisbaena mertensi to northeastern central Brazil based on the finding of a specimen in an urban area in the Cerrado. This species had already been recorded in south-central Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Our new record is 300 km away from the nearest point, Araguari, in the north of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. We included a distribution map for the species in South America, and a list of the amphisbaenas species found in Distrito Federal and discuss the conservation of this group.

Cerrado, Distrito Federal, Squamata, neotropical, South America, worm lizard