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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Subfamily: Riolaminae
Genus: Riolama
Uzzell, 1973
Type species
Prionodactylus leucostictus
Boulenger, 1900
3 species (see text)

Riolama is a small genus of lizards in the family Gymnophthalmidae.

Geographic range[edit]

The genus Riolama is endemic to the Guiana Highlands in Venezuela.[1]


The genus Riolama contains three species:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Riolama.


Further reading[edit]

  • Uzzell T (1973). "A Revision of Lizards of the Genus Prionodactylus, with a New Genus for P. leucostictus and Notes on the Genus Euspondylus (Sauria, Teiidae)". Postilla, Peabody Mus., Yale Univ. (159): 1-67. (Riolama, new genus, pp. 52–55).