Loxopholis osvaldoi (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: 172

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Loxopholis osvaldoi (Ávila-Pires, 1995)


Loxopholis osvaldoi (Ávila-Pires, 1995) 

Type-locality. Right bank Igarapé Paraíso, km 16, Line 62, Ouro Preto d’Oeste, Rondônia, Brazil. 

Pertinent taxonomic references. Ávila-Pires (1995), Rodrigues & Ávila-Pires (2005), Pellegrino et al. (1999, 2011), Rodrigues et al. (2013), Goicoechea et al. (2016).

Distribution and habitat. Loxopholis osvaldoi  is endemic to southern Brazilian Amazonia  , distributed between the Xingu River and Purus river system ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13). It is known from the states of Pará, Amazonas, Rondônia, and Mato Grosso. Loxopholis  is terrestrial and diurnal, inhabits primary and secondary terra firme forests, where it is found among leaf litter (Ávila-Pires 1995; Kawashita-Ribeiro et al. 2011; Waldez et al. 2013).