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Riama labionis (KIZIRIAN, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus labionis KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus labionis — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama labionis — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionEcuador (Cotopaxi)

Type locality: San Francisco de Las Pampas, Cotopaxi, Ecuador [78° 58’ W, 00° 25’ S], 1800 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 188631 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, labionis, is the genitive singular case of the proper name (noun), Labeo, -onis, which means "one with large lips" and alludes to the large supralabial, apparently fused to the adjacent subocular, found in all specimens of this species. 
  • 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. & 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
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