New record of Kinosternon scorpioides in Brazil increases its geo distribution - Case report

  • Diego Carvalho Viana
  • Amilton Cesar dos Santos
  • Roberto Luiz dos Santos Antunes
Keywords: Imperatriz, River Tocantins, Amazon, turtle

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Viana D.C., Santos A.C. & Antunes R.L.S. New record of Kinosternon scorpioides in Brazil increases its geo distribution - Case report. [Novo registro de Kinosternon scorpioides no Brasil aumenta sua geodistribuição - Relato de caso.] Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 37(4):386-388, 2015. Department of Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Dr. Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, São Paulo SP, 05508-270. Brazil. E-mail: diego_carvalho_@hotmail.com/ diegoviana@usp.br Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides is the only sub-species of K. scorpioides with a distribution in South America. The register shows another new site for K. s. scorpioides, in the municipality of Imperatriz MA Brazil and the first report in the meso-region of Western Maranhão, River Tocantins. The municipality lies in the south-western region of the state and is known as the gate to the Amazon region, corroborating the importance of K. s. scorpioides inventories.

Published
2015-12-08
How to Cite
Viana, D., dos Santos, A., & Antunes, R. (2015). New record of Kinosternon scorpioides in Brazil increases its geo distribution - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 37(4), 386-388. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/426

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