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Loxopholis ferreirai (RODRIGUES & AVILA-PIRES, 2005)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., 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) 
  • 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
  • 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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