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Loxopholis hoogmoedi (KOK, 2008)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymArthrosaura hoogmoedi KOK 2008
Loxopholis hoogmoedi — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionGuyana (Mazruni District)

Type locality: summit plateau of Mount Maringma, Cuyuni-Mazruni District, Guyana (5° 12’ 60” N, 60° 35’ 06” W, 2112 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2653 (field number PK 2031), an adult female collected by Philippe J. R. Kok, Paul Benjamin and Claudius Perry, 27 November 2007 at 11h00). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case, honoring Dutch herpetologist Marinus Steven Hoogmoed. Marinus was curator of reptiles and amphibians at the National Museum of Natural History (Leiden, The Netherlands) for 38 years (1966–2004) before retiring as research associate at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Belém, Brazil, where he is still very active. 
  • Goicoechea, N., Frost, D. R., De la Riva, I., Pellegrino, K. C. M., Sites, J., Rodrigues, M. T. and Padial, J. M. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment. Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12150 - get paper here
  • Kok, Philippe J.R. 2008. A new highland species of Arthrosaura Boulenger, 1885 (Squamata: Symnophthalmidae) from Maringma tepui on the border of Guyana and Brazil. Zootaxa 1909: 1-15 - get paper here
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