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1 December 2012 Lizards of the Genus Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae): The Diversity in Southern Ecuador Revisited
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Following examination of recently collected and older specimens of Riama from southern Ecuador, we report morphological variation in R. vespertina and modify the species diagnosis and description accordingly; furthermore, we describe two new species, comment on additional diversity of the genus in this region and discuss some character-states, specially dorsal scale relief (specifically striated and keeled conditions). We provide an identification key to the species of Riama occurring in southern Ecuador.

Santiago J. Sánchez-Pacheco, Vanessa Aguirre-Peñafiel, and Omar Torres-Carvajal "Lizards of the Genus Riama (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae): The Diversity in Southern Ecuador Revisited," South American Journal of Herpetology 7(3), (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.2994/057.007.0308
Received: 18 June 2012; Accepted: 1 December 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
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