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Riolama uzzelli MOLINA & SEÑARIS, 2003

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Riolaminae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymRiolama uzzelli MOLINA & SEÑARIS 2003 
DistributionVenezuela (Amazonas)

Type locality: Venezuela: Amazonas: Cumbre del Cerro Marahuaca, 1850 m elevation (paratype)  
TypesParatype: MHNLS 12855 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after Thomas Marshall Uzzell Jr. (1932-), American herpetologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • MOLINA, C. & J. C. SENARIS 2003. Una nueva especie del genero Riolama (Reptilia: Gymnophthalmidae) de las tierras altas del Estado Amazonas, Venezuela. Memoria de la Fundacion la Salle de Ciencias Naturales, 61(155): 5-19.
  • 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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