Loxopholis caparensis (ESQUEDA, 2005)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Loxopholis caparensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Leposoma caparensis ESQUEDA 2005|
Loxopholis caparensis — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016
|Distribution||Venezuela (Barinas), Colombia|
Type locality: Reserva Forestal de Caparo (07°28’14" N y 70°59’15" W), Municipio Andrés Eloy Blanco, Estado Barinas, Venezuela. 174 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ULABG 5486, adult male|
|Comment||This species is included in this genus by possessing well developed limbs, with all digits bearing claws; nasals separated by frontonasal scale; lower eyelid with semitransparent disk; prefrontals and frontoparietals present; occipitals and postparietals absent; interparietal and parietals form a semicircular posterior margin. Likewise, it is separated from its congeners by the following combination of characters: ventral scales smooth in males and smooth to slightly keeled in females, imbricate, arranged in transverse and longitudinal rows; dorsal scales roughly rhomboid, keeled, mucronate, imbricate, arranged in transverse and oblique rows; gulars smooth in males, smooth or slightly keeled in females; supraciliars in direct contact with supraoculars; postoculars smooth; postocular dorsal scales enlarged; first postsupralabial reaches corners of the mouth and is sharply differentiated from the temporal scales. Males with immaculate red belly, immaculate cream in females.|