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Riolama inopinata KOK, 2015

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Riolaminae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymRiolama inopinata KOK 2015 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolívar)

Type locality: summit of Murisipán-tepui, Bolívar State, Venezuela (5°52′08′′N, 62°04′28′′W; 2400 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2679 (field number PK 3660, Fig. 3A, C), a male collected by Philippe J. R. Kok, 19 June 2012 at 11:00 h;Paratype: One male (IRSNB 2680, field number PK 3558, Fig. 3B) collected by Philippe J. R. Kok, 19 June 2012 at 08:45 h, summit of Murisipán-tepui, Bolívar State, Venezuela (5°52′10′′N, 62°04′31′′W; 2413 m a.s.l.). 
EtymologyThe specific name, meaning ‘unexpected’ in Latin, is considered a noun in apposition and refers to the un- foreseen discovery of a Riolama species on a tepui from the Los Testigos Massif. 
  • Kok, P. J. R. 2015. A new species of the Pantepui endemic genus Riolama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the summit of Murisipán-tepui, with the erection of a new gymnophthalmid subfamily. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174: 500–518. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12241
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