Loxopholis snethlageae Ávila-Pires, 1995

Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Amaral, Silvana, 2017, Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. IV. Alopoglossidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Zootaxa 4269 (2), pp. 151-196: 174

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Loxopholis snethlageae Ávila-Pires, 1995


Loxopholis snethlageae Ávila-Pires, 1995 

Type-locality. E of Porto Urucu, near Petrobrás RUC –2, Rio Urucu , Amazonas, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Ávila-Pires (1995), Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires (2005), Rodrigues et al. (2013), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Loxopholis snethlageae  is endemic to western Amazonia  , occurring in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13), distributed along the Solimões river system and the lower/median courses of its main tributaries (Negro, Purus, Tefé, Juruá, Jutaí, Ampiyacu, and Japurá Rivers). Until now it was only known from the type-locality and from the lower Purus River, in Brazil (Piagaçu-Purus Reserve—Waldez et al. 2013). In Brazil, it is only known from the state of Amazonas. Loxopholis snethlageae  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits primary terra firme and disturbed (logged) forests, where it is found amid the leaf litter, root mass, bark litter and on the soil at base of trees (Ávila-Pires 1995; Waldez et al. 2013).