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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striped Lightbulb Lizard 
SynonymEcpleopus (Oreosaurus) striatus PETERS 1863
Proctoporus (Oreosaurus) striatus — WERNER 1916: 306
Proctoporus bogotensis BOULENGER 1919: 80 (fide BURT & BURT 1931)
Proctoporus striatus — PRESCH 1978
Proctoporus striatus — BAUER et al. 1995: 57
Proctoporus striatus — DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Riama striata — DOAN & CASTOE 2005
Riama striata — MÉNDEZ-GALEANO et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (Valle del Cauca, Santander, Cundinamarca, Boyacá), elevation 2200–2530 m

bogotenis: Colombia; Type locality: Colombia, Bogota

Type locality: “Neu-Granada .... Umgebung von Sta. Fé de Bogotá” [Cundinamarca, Colombia].  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB, NMW, RMNH 
CommentBURT & BURT (1931) and DUNN (1944) synonymized P. bogotensis with P. striatus (Tiffany M. Doan and W. Schargel, pers. comm., paper not seen). 
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  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1919. Descriptions of two new lizards and a new frog from the Andes of Colombia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1919: 79-81 - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Doan, T. M. & Castoe, T.A. 2005. Phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cercosaurini (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae), with new genera for species of Neusticurus and Proctoporus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143: 405–416. - get paper here
  • Doan, T.M. 2003. A south-to-north biogeographic hypothesis for Andean speciation: evidence from the lizard genus Proctoporus (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae). Journal of Biogeography 30: 361–374 - get paper here
  • Doan, T.M. & Schargel, W.E. 2003. Bridging the gap in Proctoporus distribution: a new species (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Andes of Venezuela. Herpetologica 59 (1): 68-75 - get paper here
  • Dunn, Emmett R. 1944. Herpetology of the Bogota area. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exacta, Fisicas y Naturales 6: 68-81
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Méndez-Galeano, Miguel Ángel 2020. Use of microhabitat, shelter preference, activity patterns, population structure and sexual dimorphism of the Andean lizard Riama striata (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) in a high-altitude urban area of Colombia. Cuad. herp. 34 (1): - get paper here
  • Méndez-Galeano, Miguel Ángel; María Alejandra Pinto-Erazo. 2018. Riama striata (Peters, 1863). Lagartija estriada. Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia, 4(2): 61-67 - get paper here
  • Peters, W. 1862. Über Cercosaura und die mit dieser Gattung verwandten Eidechsen aus Südamerika. Abh. Berlin Akad. 1862: 165-225
  • Presch, W. 1978. Descriptions of the Hemipenial Morphology in Eight Species of Microteiid Lizards (Family Teiidae, Subfamily Gymnophthalminae) Herpetologica 34 (1): 108-112. - get paper here
  • Sánchez-Pacheco, Santiago J.; David A. Kizirian, and Pedro M. Sales-Nunes 2011. A New Species of Riama from Ecuador Previously Referred to as Riama hyposticta (Boulenger, 1902) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates (3719): 1-15 - get paper here
  • Sanchez-Pacheco. Santiago J. 2010. Lectotype designation and redescription of the Gymnophthalmid Lizard Riama columbiana (Andersson, 1914) with notes on the type locality. Papeis Avulsos de Zool. 50 (2): 31-41 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1916. Bemerkungen über einige niedere Wirbeltiere der Anden von Kolumbien mit Beschreibungen neuer Arten. Zool. Anz. 47: 301-311 - get paper here
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