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Oreosaurus shrevei (PARKER, 1935)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Luminous Lizard, Shreve's Lightbulb Lizard 
SynonymProctoporus (Oreosaurus) shrevei PARKER 1935: 283
Proctoporus shrevei — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 240
Proctoporus shrevei — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama shrevei — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
Oreosaurus shrevei — SÁNCHEZ-PACHECO et al. 2017 
DistributionTrinidad, Tobago

Type locality: Heaths of Aripo Mountain Range, Trinidad.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.27 
  • Doan, T. M. & Castoe, T.A. 2005. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cercosaurini (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), with new genera for species of Neusticurus and Proctoporus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143: 405–416.
  • Doan, T.M. & Schargel, W.E. 2003. Bridging the gap in Proctoporus distribution: a new species (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Andes of Venezuela. Herpetologica 59 (1): 68-75 - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Parker, H.W. 1935. The new teeid lizard in Trinidad. Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad 12: 283
  • Rivas, G.; Schargel, W.E. & Meik, J.M. 2005. A new species of Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), endemic to the Península de Paria, Venezuela. Herpetologica 61 (4): 461-468 - get paper here
  • Roth, W.D. & Gans, C. 1960. The luminous organs of Proctoporus (Sauria, Reptilia) - a a re-evaluation. Breviora (125): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, Santiago J.; David A. Kizirian, and Pedro M. Sales-Nunes 2011. A New Species of Riama from Ecuador Previously Referred to as Riama hyposticta (Boulenger, 1902) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates (3719): 1-15 - get paper here
  • Sanchez-Pacheco. Santiago J. 2010. Lectotype designation and redescription of the Gymnophthalmid Lizard Riama columbiana (Andersson, 1914) with notes on the type locality. Papeis Avulsos de Zool. 50 (2): 31-41 - get paper here
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