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Bothrops brazili (Brazil's Lancehead). [Geographic Distribution]

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BOTHROPS BRAZILI (Brazil's Lancehead). ECUADOR: PROVINCIA DE ZAMORA-CHINCHIPE: Bombuscaro River (entrance to the Podocarpus National Park), ca. 04°07'S, 78°58'W, 1000 m elev.). 13 August 1997. R. Tapia. Laboratorio de Anfibios & Reptiles, Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Fundacion Herpetológica G. Orces, Quito (FHGO-USFQ 1639). ECUADOR: PROVINCIA DE MORONA-SANTIAGO: Centro Makuma and surroundings, ca. 02°08'S, 77°42'W, 600 m elev. November 1993—January 2000. D. Holmes, C. Kayap, R. Mangkash, G. Wisurna, et al. (FHGO-USFQ 043 + 16 others). Verified by Jean-Marc Touzet. First locality for Zamora-Chinchipe province, extending its range ca. 200 km SW and 80 km NNW from nearest localities (Rio Cusuime, Ecuador and Bagua, Peru; Schatti and Kramer 1993. Rev. Suisse Zool. 100[2]:235-278; Carrillo de Espinosa 1983. Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado [30]:1-55), representing the westernmost locality of the species and among the highest altitudinal records. Second locality for Morona-Santiago province fills the gap between Pastaza and Morona-Santiago localities, and extends its range 50 km N and 70 km WSW from previous known localities (Schatti and Kramer, op. cit.). Despite the species being widely distributed in the Amazon Basin, it is considered rare and was not reported from Ecuador until 1989 (C. Myers in Campbell and Lamar 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Cornell Univ. Press. Ithaca, New York. 425 pp.), remaining known from only three localities at Pastaza and Morona-Santiago provinces (Schatti and Kramer, op. cit., Perez-Santos and Moreno 1991. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Monogr. 11:1-538).
Herpetological Review, 2004, 35(2): 189
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BOTHROPS BRAZILI (Brazil’s Lancehead). ECUADOR:
PROVINCIA DE ZAMORA-CHINCHIPE: Bombuscaro River
(entrance to the Podocarpus National Park), ca. 04°07’S, 78°58’W,
1000 m elev.). 13 August 1997. R. Tapia. Laboratorio de Anfibios
& Reptiles, Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Fundación
Herpetológica G. Orcés, Quito (FHGO-USFQ 1639). ECUADOR:
PROVINCIA DE MORONA-SANTIAGO: Centro Makuma and
surroundings, ca. 02°08’S, 77°42’W, 600 m elev. November 1993–
January 2000. D. Holmes, C. Kayap, R. Mangkash, G. Wisurna,
et al. (FHGO-USFQ 043 + 16 others). Verified by Jean-Marc
Touzet. First locality for Zamora-Chinchipe province, extending
its range ca. 200 km SW and 80 km NNW from nearest localities
(Río Cusuime, Ecuador and Bagua, Perú; Schatti and Kramer 1993.
Rev. Suisse Zool. 100[2]: 235–278; Carrillo de Espinosa 1983. Publ.
Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado [30]: 1–55.), representing the
westernmost locality of the species and among the highest
altitudinal records. Second locality for Morona-Santiago province
fills the gap between Pastaza and Morona-Santiago localities, and
extends its range 50 km N and 70 km WSW from previous known
localities (Schatti and Kramer, op. cit.). Despite the species being
widely distributed in the Amazon Basin, it is considered rare and
was not reported from Ecuador until 1989 (C. Myers in Campbell
and Lamar. 1989. The Venemous Reptiles of Latin America. Cornell
Univ. Press. Ithaca, New York. 425 pp.), remaining known from
only three localities at Pastaza and Morona-Santiago provinces
(Schatti and Kramer, op. cit., Pérez-Santos and Moreno. 1991. Mus.
Reg. Sci. Nat. Monogr. 11:1-538.).
Submitted by DIEGO F. CISNEROS-HEREDIA, Laboratorio
de Anfibios & Reptiles, FHGO-USFQ, Universidad San Francisco
de Quito, Ave. Interoceanica y calle Diego de Robles, Campus
Cumbaya, edif. Newton Plaza, Casilla Postal 17-12-841, Quito,
Ecuador; e-mail: diegofrancisco_cisneros@yahoo.com.
Herpetological Review 35(2), 2004
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