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Loxopholis ferreirai (RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES, 2005)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLeposoma ferreirai RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES 2005
Leposoma ferreirai — RIBEIRO-JUNIOR & AMARAL 2016
Loxopholis ferreirai — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas)

Type locality: Lago do Prato (02° 47’ S, 60° 48’ W), Arquipélago das Anavilhanas, Rio Negro, state of Amazonas, Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous, bisexual species 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 57312 (adult male) 
EtymologyNamed after Brazilian naturalist Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, who traveled extensively along the Rio Negro at the end of 18th century and who was the first to make systematic collections of fauna and flora in that region. 
  • Brunes, T. O., Justino da Silva, A., Marques-Souza, S., Rodrigues, M. T., & Pellegrino, K. C. M. 2019. Not always young: The first vertebrate ancient origin of true parthenogenesis found in an Amazon leaf litter lizard with evidence of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes surfing on the wave of a range expansion. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Camacho, A., Brunes, T. O., & Rodrigues, M. T. 2021. Dehydration Alters Behavioral Thermoregulation and the Geography of Climatic Vulnerability in Amazonian Lizards. ResearchSquare - 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
  • Marques-Souza, S., de Sena, M. A., Ferreira, G. C., Rodrigues, M. T., and Brunes, T. O. 2020. Natural history notes and range extension of Loxopholis ferreirai (Rodrigues and Avila-Pires, 2005): a micro-endemic species from the flooded igapó forests of Rio Negro and tributaries, Brazilian Amazonia (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Herpetology Notes 13: 235-239. - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. & SILVANA AMARAL 2017. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae. Zootaxa 4269 (2): 151-196 - 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
  • 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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