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Riama yumborum AGUIRRE-PENAFIEL & TORRES-CARVAJAL, SALES-NUNES, PECK & MADDOCK, 2014

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Yumbo riamas
S: palos de los Yumbos 
SynonymRiama yumborum AGUIRRE-PENAFIEL & TORRES-CARVAJAL, SALES NUNES, PECK & MADDOCK 2014 
DistributionEcuador (Pichincha)

Type locality: Nanegal, Santa Lucía Cloud Forest Reserve, 0.11778° N; 78.607555° W (DD, WGS84), 1580–1591 m, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 10827, adult male, collected on 9 March 2010 by B. Tolhurst, P. Mafla-Endara, S. Ryan, and X. Cueva.
Paratypes (5). ECUADOR: Provincia Pichincha: QCAZ 10822, female, same collection data as holotype; QCAZ 11077, 11079, 11080, 11081, males from Nanegal, Santa Lucía Cloud Forest Reserve, 0.11928° N; 78.59647° W (DD), 1585 m, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador, collected on September 2009 by S. Maddock. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, a noun in the genitive plural case0which translates to “of the Yumbos,” honors the Yumbo culture (800–1660 A.D.), a pre-Incan civilization that inhabited the same area where Riama yumborum was discovered (Chávez 2007). 
References
  • AGUIRRE-PEÑAFIEL, VANESSA; OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, MIKA R. PECK & SIMON T. MADDOCK 2014. A new species of Riama Gray, 1858 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Tropical Andes. Zootaxa 3866 (2): 246–260 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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