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Riama achlyens (UZZELL, 1958)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus achlyens UZZELL 1958
Proctoporus achlyens — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 238
Proctoporus achlyens — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama achlyens — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionVenezuela (Aragua), elevation 1100-1150

Type locality: Maracay-Rancho Grande Road, Estado Aragua, Venezuela, elevation 1150 m. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 117333 
Comment 
References
  • 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. 2003. A south-to-north biogeographic hypothesis for Andean speciation: evidence from the lizard genus Proctoporus (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae). Journal of Biogeography 30: 361–374
  • 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
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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
  • Uzzell,T.M. 1958. Teiid lizards related to Proctoporus luctuosus, with the description of a new species from Venezuela. Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 597: 1-15
 
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