Snakes of Campo Grande municipality, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Central Brazil

Priscila Santos Carvalho, Leandro Alves da Silva, Vanda Lúcia Ferreira, Franco Leandro Souza, Diego José Santana


The Cerrado harbors one of the most global richness biodiversity of Squamates. I the past years, several new localities have been sampled, providing important data regarding the snake diversity within this domain. Few reptile and/or snake inventories have been performed in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and none carried out in the municipality of Campo Grande. In this paper, we present the first list of snake species registered in the municipality of Campo Grande based on specimens housed in the Coleção Zoológica da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. We recorded 38 species distributed in the families Dipsadidae (21), Colubridae (6), Viperidae (5), Elapidae (2); and the families Anomalepididae, Boidae, Leptotyphlopidae and Typhlopidae were composed by solely on species each. The fauna of snakes registered in Campo Grande is characterized by species typical from domains of open formations, which some are Cerrado endemics (e.g. Trilepida koppesi, Chironius flavolineatus, Chironius quadricarinatus, Simophis rhinostoma, Erythrolamprus frenatus, Phalotris matogrossensis, Bothrops moojeni and Bothrops pauloensis). 

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