Riama raneyi (KIZIRIAN, 1996)
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|Higher Taxa||Gymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Proctoporus raneyi KIZIRIAN 1996|
Proctoporus raneyi — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama raneyi — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
|Distribution||Ecuador, elevation 2000–2910 m|
Type locality: 3.3 km (by road) ESE Cuyujua, Napo. Ecuador [78° 00 W, 00° 25’ S], 2350 m elevation. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: KU 142905|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive singular case formed from the modern name Raney, and is a patronym honoring Richard H. Raney of Lawrence, Kansas, in recognition of his generous support of the Panorama Society, Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas. Panorama funds were used to support, in part, the research that led to the discovery of this new species.|
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