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Riama rhodogaster RIVAS, SCHARGEL & MEIK, 2005

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymRiama rhodogaster RIVAS, SCHARGEL & MEIK 2005
Proctoporus achlyens — RIVAS & OLIVEROS 1997 
DistributionVenezuela (peninsula de Paria: Sucre)

Type locality: between Las Melenas and Cerro Humo, approx. 650 [elevation], Península de Paria, Sucre state, Venezuela. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MHNLS 16645 
  • Rivas and Oliveros 1997. Herpetofauna del Estado Sucre, Venezuela: Lista Preliminar de Reptiles. Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. la Salle 147: 67-80
  • Rivas, G.; Schargel, W.E. & Meik, J.M. 2005. A new species of Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), endemic to the Península de Paria, Venezuela. Herpetologica 61 (4): 461-468 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
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