Check List 16(2): 457-460, doi: 10.15560/16.2.457
New record of Hydrodynastes gigas (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) (Serpentes, Dipsadinae) in northeastern Brazil
expand article infoDaniel Luiz dos Santos Junior, Raul Fernandes Dantas Sales, Jaqueiuto da Silva Jorge, Eliza Maria Xavier Freire
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Open Access
The first record of Hydrodynastes gigas is reported from Rio Grande do Norte, the northeasternmost state of Brazil. The new record extends this species’ known geographic distribution by 796 km southeast and 173 km north from the nearest previously known localities. The new record is from an estuary, with semi-deciduous forests, mangroves, and sand dunes, in the Atlantic Forest. This is the fifth known occurrence of H. gigas in the Northeast Region of Brazil.
Atlantic Forest, range extension, Rio Grande do Norte, snake, South America