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First occurrence of Tupinambis quadrilineatus Manzani & Abe, 1997 (Squamata: Teiidae) in the Amazonian Biome

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Author(s): Leandro Valle Ferreira | Jorge Luiz Gavina Pereira | Teresa Cristina Sauer Avila-Pires | Priscilla Prestes Chaves | Denise de Andrade Cunha | Camila da Silva Furtado

Journal: Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi : Ciências Naturais
ISSN 1981-8114

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 355;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Amazon | Lizards | Savanna | Conservation

ABSTRACT
We here report the occurrence of Tupinambis quadrilineatus Manzani & Abe, 1997 (Squamata: Teiidae) in the Amazonian biome, in vegetation of savanna situated in southeastern Pará, Brazil. This region has extensive fragments of savanna situated outside any protected area of Pará. T. quadrilineatus was only known from Mato Grosso, Goiás, Tocantins and Minas Gerais states, within the Cerrado biome. This is the first report of the species in savanna in the Amazonian biome and in the state of Pará. This discovery reinforces the idea that knowledge about Amazonian biodiversity is still insufficient. Werecommend that new inventories be made in the region and that savanna fragments in southeastern Pará be incorporated into new protected areas.
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