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Gelanesaurus flavogularis ALTAMIRANO-BENAVIDES, ZAHER, LOBO, GRAZZIOTIN, SALES-NUNES & RODRIGUES, 2013

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPotamites flavogularis ALTAMIRANO-BENAVIDES, ZAHER, LOBO, GRAZZIOTIN, SALES NUNES & RODRIGUES 2013
Gelanesaurus flavogularis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016 
DistributionE Ecuador (Napo, Tungurahua), 1800 m elevation

Type locality: Reserva Biológica Narupa (0° 45’ 30.0”S, 77° 54’ 37.1”W), 1800 m elevation, Província de Napo, canton Loreto: Ecuador.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: DHMECN 4581, an adult male; collected by P. Meza-Ramos, S. Cáceres S., M. A. Urgilés, and L. Oyagata C., on November 29th 2006, field number PMR409.
Paratypes. DHMECN 4583, male, collected together with the holotype, field number PMR 412; DHMECN 10050–10051, females, DHMECN 10052, male, from Reserva Rio Zuñac (1° 24’ 03.6”S, 78° 11’ 12.4” W) 1440 m elevation, Província Tungurahua: Baños: Rio Negro: Ecuador, collected by M. Yánez-Muñoz, M. A. Urgilés y A. Laguna C., on May 8th 2008, field numbers MYM 1628, MYM1649, and MYM 1718, respectively; DHMECN 10054–10056, females, Rio Negro, Montana (1° 24’ 57.6”S, 78° 12’ 28.8”W), 1440 m elevation, Provincia Tungurahua: Baños: Rio Negro: Ecuador, collected by Eric N. Smith, M. Yánez-Muñoz, B.Purtschert C., J. Stricher, y L. Oyagata C., on January 7th 2008, field numbers ENS 12220-12225. 
CommentSimilar species: Potamites flavogularis is closely related, sibling, and sympatric to Potamites cochranae to which it has been previously confused. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin flavus (=yellowish) and gularis (=throat). 
References
  • ALTAMIRANO-BENAVIDES, MARCO; HUSSAM ZAHER, LUCIANA LOBO, FELIPE GOBBI GRAZZIOTIN, PEDRO MURILO SALES NUNES & MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, 2013. A new species of lizard genus Potamites from Ecuador (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). Zootaxa 3717 (3): 345–358 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Simón E. Lobos, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, Vanessa Aguirre-Peñafiel, Daniel Zurita, Lourdes Y. Echevarría 2016. Phylogeny and biogeography of the most diverse clade of South American gymnophthalmid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 99: 63-75, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.006 - get paper here
 
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