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Riama colomaromani (KIZIRIAN, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesS: Lagartija minadora de Luis Coloma 
SynonymProctoporus colomaromani KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus colomaromani — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama colomaromani — DOAN & CASTOE et al. 2005 
DistributionEcuador (Pichincha), elevation 2420–2850 m

Type locality: 19.8 km west of Chillogallo, on road to Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, 2810 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 2819 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case derived from the modern name Luis Aurelio Coloma-Roman, in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of the herpetofaunaof Ecuador. Most important, Luis has made many collections of Proctoporus, including all known specimens of Proctoporus colomaromani. 
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  • 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. 1996. A review of Ecuadorian Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with descriptions of nine new species. Herpetological Monographs 10: 85-155 - 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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