Vol 12 Num 3




Snakes of Rondônia State, Brazil

Paulo Sérgio Bernarde

Universidade Federal do Acre, Campus Floresta
Laboratório de Herpetologia, Centro Multidisciplinar, CEP 69980-000. Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brasil
email: snakebernarde@hotmail.com

Saymon de Albuquerque

Centro de Ensino Faculdade São Lucas
Departamento de Zoologia, Rua Alexandre Guimarães, 1927, Bairro Areal, CEP 76.804-373. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil
Thiago Oliveira Barros

Faunística Soluções Ambientais
Faunística Soluções Ambientais, FSA, Brasília, DF, Brasil
Luiz Carlos Batista Turci

Universidade Federal do Acre, Campus Floresta
Laboratório de Herpetologia, Centro Multidisciplinar, CEP 69980-000. Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brasil

keywords
Reptiles, Squamata, Amazon, Inventory

publication date: 07-09-2012





Abstract
The present study aimed to update the snake species list of the state of Rondônia based on a literature review, and to provide information on species distribution in the state. A total of 118 snake species from eight families have been recorded in Rondônia: Leptotyphlopidae (4 species), Typhlopidae (1), Aniliidae (1), Boidae (6), Colubridae (21), Dipsadidae (67), Elapidae (9) and Viperidae (9). Of these, 109 species were recorded in areas of amazon forest and 27 in cerrado areas. The observed richness in cerrado areas is probably underestimated because of the low number of studies, and the small coverage (ca. 5%) of this vegetation in the state. Nine species (Epicrates  crassus , Chironius  flavolineatus , Drymoluber  brazili , Apostolepis  striata , Oxyrhopus  rhombifer , Pseudoboa  nigra , Xenodon  merremii , Bothrops  mattogrossensis  and Crotalus  durissus ) were recorded exclusively in cerrado areas, being related with this environment in Amazon. Six species (Masticophis  mentovarius , Apostolepis  striata , Erythrolamprus  mimus , Micrurus  mipartitus , Micrurus  sp. and Bothrocophias  microphthalmus ) have been recorded in Brazil only in Rondônia. There are gaps of knowledge on snake fauna in some regions of the state, and further studies are essential. This is an emergencial measure, because of the increaseing habitat destruction along the Cerrado and southern portions of Amazonia

how to quote this paper
Bernarde, P. S.; Albuquerque, S.; Barros, T. O. and Turci, L. C. B. Snakes of Rondônia State, Brazil. Biota Neotrop.  Jul/Sep 2012 vol. 12, no. 3 http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v12n3/en/abstract?inventory+bn00412032012 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Apostolepis  striata 
check for this species in other resources Bothrocophias  microphthalmus 
check for this species in other resources Bothrops  mattogrossensis 
check for this species in other resources Chironius  flavolineatus 
check for this species in other resources Crotalus  durissus 
check for this species in other resources Drymoluber  brazili 
check for this species in other resources Epicrates  crassus 
check for this species in other resources Erythrolamprus  mimus 
check for this species in other resources Masticophis  mentovarius 
check for this species in other resources Micrurus  mipartitus 
check for this species in other resources  Micrurus  sp
check for this species in other resources Oxyrhopus  rhombifer 
check for this species in other resources Pseudoboa  nigra 
check for this species in other resources Xenodon  merremii 



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