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Riama raneyi (KIZIRIAN, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymProctoporus raneyi KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus raneyi — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama raneyi — DOAN & CASTOE 2005 
DistributionEcuador, 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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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KU 142905 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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. 
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. 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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