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Loxopholis snethlageae (AVILA-PIRES, 1995)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma snethlageae AVILA-PIRES 1995: 411
Leposoma snethlageae — RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005
Loxopholis snethlageae — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (SW Amazonas)

Type locality: E of Porto Urucu, near Petrobras RUC-2, Rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 15858
Paratypes: RMNH 
CommentSimilar to L. parietale and older keys would yield that species (they differ mostly in scale characters and body proportions). 
EtymologyNamed after Maria Elizabeth Emilie Snethlage (1868-1929), director of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi 1917-1921. 
References
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rodrigues M T. 1997. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Herpetologica 53 (3): 383-389. - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, Miguel T. and Teresa C. S. Avila-Pires 2005. New lizard of the genus Leposoma (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Lower Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 39 (4): 541-546 - get paper here
  • RODRIGUES, MIGUEL TREFAUT; MAURO TEIXEIRA JR., RENATO SOUSA RECODER, FRANCISCO DAL VECHIO, ROBERTA DAMASCENO & KATIA CRISTINA MACHADO PELLEGRINO 2013. A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with four fingers from the Atlantic Forest central corridor in Bahia, Brazil. Zootaxa 3635 (4): 459–475 - get paper here
 
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