Riama is a genus of lizards in the family Gymnophthalmidae. The genus is endemic to South America.

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Riama striata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Genus: Riama
Gray, 1858


The genus Riama contains 15 species which are recognized as being valid.[1]

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


  1. ^ Genus Riama at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.

Further readingEdit

  • Gray JE (1858). "Description of Riama, a New Genus of Lizards, forming a distinct Family". Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Third Series 1858: 444–446. (Riama, new genus, p. 445; R. unicolor, new species, p. 446 + Plate XV, figure 2).