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1 December 2005 A NEW SPECIES OF RIAMA (SQUAMATA: GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE), ENDEMIC TO THE PENÍNSULA DE PARIA, VENEZUELA
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A new species of gymnophthalmid lizard is described from the montane forests of the Península de Paria in northeastern Venezuela. The new species is one of three gymnophtalmid species known to be endemic to the region, and the fourth species of Riama from Venezuela. It is likely the sister species to R. shrevei of Trinidad, but can be distinguished from the latter species by having a nasoloreal suture, fewer scale rows encircling the midbody, and by having a higher number of transverse dorsal scale rows.

Gilson Rivas, Walter E. Schargel, and Jesse M. Meik "A NEW SPECIES OF RIAMA (SQUAMATA: GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE), ENDEMIC TO THE PENÍNSULA DE PARIA, VENEZUELA," Herpetologica 61(4), 461-468, (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1655/04-96.1
Accepted: 1 May 2005; Published: 1 December 2005
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