Arielson S. Protázio , 1 , Airan S. Protázio 2 , Larissa S. Silva 3 , Lennise C. Conceição 3 , Hugo S. N. Braga 4 , Uilton G. Santos 5 , André C. Ribeiro 1 , Amanda C. Almeida 1 , Vívian Gama 1 , Marcos V. S. A. Vieira 4 , Tiago A. F. Silva 1
21 September 2021
A list of amphibian and reptile species that occur in open and forested areas of the Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Cruz das Almas, in the Recôncavo Baiano, eastern Brazil is presented. Field sampling occurred between January 2015 to March 2019, totalling 117 samples distributed in three areas: Parque Florestal Mata de Cazuzinha, Mata da Cascalheira, and Riacho do Machado. A total of 1,848 individuals of 69 species (31 anurans, 14 lizards, 19 snakes, two amphisbaenians, and three testudines) was recorded. Additionally, one individual of Ophiodes striatus was found in Mata da Cascalheira after the end of sampling, totalling 15 lizard species and 70 herpetofaunal species. The prevalence of open-area species and the presence of Phyllopezus lutzae , Diploglossus lessonae , and Dryadosaura nordestina in interior forest patches are discussed. Additionally, a new record of the invasive terrapin Trachemys dorbigni in the State of Bahia is reported.