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Riolama luridiventris ESQUEDA, LA MARCA & PRADERIO, 2004

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Riolaminae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymRiolama luridiventris ESQUEDA, LA MARCA & PRADERIO 2004 
DistributionVenezuela (Amazonas)

Type locality: Cumbre del Cerro Marahuaca, Parque Nacional Duida-Marahuaca, Municipio Atabapo, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela, 2480 m [elevation]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ULABG 4584 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after its pale yellow belly (Latin ”venter” and, “luridus” = pale yellow). 
References
  • Esqueda, L.F.; La Marca, E. & Praderio, M.J. 2004. Una nueva especie de lagarto altotepuyano del género Riolama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) del Cerro Marahuaca, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 1 (2): 11-17 - 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
  • 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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