Riama balneator (KIZIRIAN, 1996)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Riama balneator?
|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Proctoporus balneator KIZIRIAN 1996|
Proctoporus balneator — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama balneator — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
Type locality: Southern versant of [Volcán] Tungurahua [78° 25’ W, 01° 32’ S], 2750 m elevation. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: MHNG 2360.44|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a Latin noun (in apposition), balneator, -oris in the nominative case, meaning "caretaker of the baths." Baños (Spanish for "baths") is a city near the type locality at the foot of Volcan Tungurahua known for its geothermal springs. The name also alludes to the legend of the Virgin de las Aguas, who performs miracles near Baños.|
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