Loxopholis ferreirai (Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires, 2005)

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: 171

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Loxopholis ferreirai (Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires, 2005)


Loxopholis ferreirai (Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires, 2005) 

Type-locality. Archipelago of Anavilhanas, Rio Negro , state of Amazonas, Brazil  .

Pertinent taxonomic references. Ávila-Pires (1995), Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires (2005), Laguna et al. (2010), Rodrigues et al. (2013), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Loxopholis ferreirai  is endemic to the archipelago of Anavilhanas, lower Negro River, state of Amazonas, Brazil ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12). It represents a rare case of endemicity of a terrestrial vertebrate species to an archipelago or island in Amazonia  . Loxopholis ferreirai  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits the igapó forest present on the islands, where it is usually found in the leaf litter and under decomposing trunks and fallen palm leaves (personal communication with T. Ávila-Pires).