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Riama cashcaensis (KIZIRIAN & COLOMA, 1991)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesKizorian's Lightbulb Lizard 
SynonymProctoporus cashcaensis KIZIRIAN & COLOMA 1991
Proctoporus cashcaensis — LEWIS 2002
Proctoporus cashcaensis — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama cashcaensis — DOAN & CASTOE et al. 2005 
DistributionEcuador (Andean Cordillera Occidental), elevation 2600-3030 m

Type locality: Guaranda, Bolívar, Ecuador [79°00’ W, 01° 60’ S], 2640 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: KU 135015 
  • AGUIRRE-PEÑAFIEL, VANESSA; OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, MIKA R. PECK & SIMON T. MADDOCK 2014. A new species of Riama Gray, 1858 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Tropical Andes. Zootaxa 3866 (2): 246–260 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kizirian D A. COLOMA L A. 1991. A NEW SPECIES OF PROCTOPORUS (SQUAMATA GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE) FROM ECUADOR. Herpetologica 47 (4): 420-429. - get paper here
  • Lewis, R.R. 2002. Threats facing endemic herpetofauna in the cloud forest reserves of Ecuador. Herpetological Bulletin (79): 18-26 - 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
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