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Riama orcesi (KIZIRIAN, 1995)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus orcesi KIZIRIAN 1995
Proctoporus orcesi — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama orcesi — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionNE Ecuador, elevation 1100–2460 m

Type locality: 3.3 km (by road) ESE Cuyujua, Napo. Ecuador [78° 00 W, 00° 25’ S], 2350 m elevation. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: KU 146709 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology: The species is named in honor of Gustavo Orces V., a pioneer in Ecuadorian natural history. 
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
  • Kizirian, D.A. 1995. A new species of Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Andean Cordillera Oriental of northeastern Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology 29 (1): 66-72 - 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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