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Andinosaura kiziriani (SÁNCHEZ-PARECO, AGUIRRE-PENAFIEL & TORRES-CARVAJAL, 2012)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymRiama aurea SÁNCHEZ-PARECO, AGUIRRE-PENAFIEL & TORRES-CARVAJAL 2012
Andinosaura kiziriani — SÁNCHEZ-PACHECO et al. 2017 
DistributionEcuador

Type locality: ECUADOR: Azuay: San Antonio, 1900 m elevation  
Reproduction 
Typesholotype: QCAZ 9667;
paratype: from El Chorro de Giron, Giron, 2546 m (QCAZ 9607) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology – the specific epithet is a noun in the gen- itive case and a patronym for David A. Kizirian, our friend and colleague, in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of Riama diversity. 
References
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, S. , Aguirre-Peñafiel, V. , Torres-Carvajal, O. 2012. Lizards of the genus Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae): the diversity in southern Ecuador revisited. South American J. Herp. 7 (3): 259-275 - get paper here
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, S. J., Torres-Carvajal, O., Aguirre-Peñafiel, V., Nunes, P. M. S., Verrastro, L., Rivas, G. A., Rodrigues, M. T., Grant, T. and Murphy, R. W. 2017. Phylogeny of Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), impact of phenotypic evidence on molecular datasets, and the origin of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta endemic fauna. Cladistics, doi:10.1111/cla.12203 - get paper here
 
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