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Loxopholis hexalepis (AYALA & HARRIS, 1982)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae s.l., Ecpleopodinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Six-scaled Tegu 
SynonymLeposoma hexalepis AYALA & HARRIS 1982
Leposoma hexalepis — MOLINA et al. 2002
Loxopholis hexalepis — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionColombia, Venezuela

Type locality: Colombia, Vichada, Puerto Carreno  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 5479 
  • Ayala S C; Harris D M 1982. Una nueva especie de microteido (Sauria: Teiidae) del oriente de Colombia. Caldasia 13 (63): 467-472 - 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
  • Molina, C.; Señaris, J.C. & Ayarzagüena, J. 2002. Contribution to the knowledge of the taxonomy, distribution and natural history of Leposoma hexalepis (Reptilia: Gymnophthalmidae) in Venezuela. Herpetologica 58 (4): 485-491 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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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