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Lepidoblepharis hoogmoedi AVILA-PIRES, 1995

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Spotted Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLepidoblepharis hoogmoedi AVILA-PIRES 1995: 294
Lepidoblepharus hoogmoedi — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Lepidoblepharis hoogmeedi [sic] — RÖSLER 2000: 90 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas), N Peru

Type locality: W of Benjamin Constant, Amazonas state, Brasil, elevation 50 m.  
TypesHolotype: MPEG 15984, male; Paratypes.— MPEG 15968 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dorsals granular. Lamellae under fourth toe 12-14. Mental with a straight to slightly concave posterior margin, without clefts. Postmentals 3-5, larger than adjacent posterior scales. Loreal scales 9-10. Scales around midbody 92-93, ventral scales 32-34 along midventral row, 17-18 in a row at midbody. Maximum SVL 38 mm. Males brown with dark brown spots; a pearl-grey arc on posterior part of head, and at each side a pearl-grey dorsolateral stripe on neck and at level of hind limb. Ventral surface of head, in adult males, with a dull orange hue (Avila-Pires 1995: 294 ff). 
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. 
  • Avila-Pires, T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • Avila-Pires, T.C.S.; Hoogmoed, M.S. & Vitt, L.J. 2007. Herpetofauna da Amazônia. Herpetologia no Brasil, pp. 13-43
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. . Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. II. Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3981 (1): 001–055 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Silvana Amaral 2016. Diversity, distribution, and conservation of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Neotropical Biodiversity, 2:1, 195-421 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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