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Riama petrorum (KIZIRIAN, 1996)

IUCN Red List - Riama petrorum - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus petrorum KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus petrorum — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama petrorum — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionEcuador (Morona-Santiago), elevation 2195 m

Type locality: trail between Sevilla de Oro and Méndez, on the eastern slopes of the mountains between Cerro Negro and Pailas, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: USNM 196267 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a Latin name, petrus, -i, in the genitive plural case, that translates to "of the Peters." The name honors Wilhelm Peters, in recognition of his contributions to gymnophthalmid systematics (see in particular his monograph [Peters,1862]), and the collectors of the type material, Peter D. Spoecker and James A. Peters, the latter of whom made significant contributions to the understanding of the Ecuadorian herpetofauna and made many collections of Proctoporus. 
  • 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
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, S. , Aguirre-Peñafiel, V. , Torres-Carvajal, O. 2012. Lizards of the genus Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae): the diversity in southern Ecuador revisited. South American Journal of Herpetology 7 (3): 259-275 - 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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