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A New Species of Riama from Ecuador Previously Referred to as Riama hyposticta (Boulenger, 1902) (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae)

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Author(s):
Sanchez-Pacheco, Santiago J. [1] ; Kizirian, David A. [2] ; Sales Nunes, Pedro M. [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Lab Herpetol, BR-91540000 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[2] Amer Museum Nat Hist, Dept Herpetol, Div Vertebrate Zool, New York, NY 10024 - USA
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-05422970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: American Museum Novitates; n. 3719, p. 1-16, JUN 3 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

We describe Riama crypta, new species, from the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, Ecuador. This taxon was formerly referred to as Riama hyposticta, a rare species described on the basis of an adult male from northern Ecuador and here recorded from southwestern Colombia. The new species differs principally from Riama hyposticta by an incomplete superciliary series, formed just by the anteriormost superciliary scale (superciliary series complete in R. hyposticta, formed by five or six scales), no nasoloreal suture {[}= loreal absent] (complete (= loreal present] in R. hyposticta), distinct dorsolateral stripes at least anteriorly (scattered brown spots dorsally without dorsolateral stripes in R. hyposticta), and ventral coloration composed of small cream or brown spots or longitudinal stripes (dark brown with conspicuous transverse white bars and spots). Additionally, we document the presence of distal filiform appendages on the hemipenial lobes of both species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/00811-8 - Hemipenial morphology of microteiid lizards and their implications on phylogenetic relationships of the Gymnophtalmidae family
Grantee:Pedro Murilo Sales Nunes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate