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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Leiosaurinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymForma alto-patagónicas y mendocina — CEI 1986
Diplolaemus sexcinctus CEI, SCOLARO & VIDELA 2003
Diplolaemus altopatagonica — SCHULTE et al. 2003
Diplolaemus sexcintus — TULLI et al. 2009 (in error)
Diplolaemus sexcinctus — PEREZ et al. 2011
Diplolaemus sexcinctus — DEMANGEL 2016 
DistributionArgentina (Rio Negro, Chubut), S Chile

Type locality: Meseta Pedregosa, 1100 m.elevation, 10 km south of Las Bayas, Rio Negro province, Argentina ( 41°30’S, 70°38’W).  
TypesHolotype: IBA-UNC 605-1, adult male;
Paratypes: IBA- UNC-605-2, some data as holotype; IBA- UNC-1412-1, 2, adults, male and female, from between Puesto Alvarado and Cruz de Piedra, road to Diamante lake, Mendoza province, 2750 m.a.s.l., collected by L.P. Castro, G. Macola and J. García, 22 March 1982; IBA-UNC-926, an adult female, from Portillo Argentino, 2500 m.a.s.l., Tunuyán department, Mendoza province, collected by A. Mataloni, 12 February 1973; MMHN.SR-H-1113, an adult male, from P. Coihueco, southern border of Payún, Malargüe department, Mendoza province, collected by MMHN, no data; IBA-UNC-461, an adult female, from Raimunda lagoon, Somuncurá plateau, 1400 m.a.s.l., Valcheta department, Río Negro province, Argentina, collected by J.M.Cei, 20 February 1967; IBA-UNC-418, an adult female from Laguna Blanca, 1275 m.a.s.l., 35 km SW Zapala, Neuquén province, collected J. M. Cei, 2 December 1965; IBA-UNC-513, an adult female, from Cerro Merlo, 1200 m.a.s.l., Somuncurá plateau, Valcheta department, Río Negro province, Argentina, collected by J. M. Cei and L. P. Castro, 18 November 1968; IBA-UNC-1177-1,2, two adults males from a plateau 80 km south Nihuil, 15 km W Nevado embossment, 1800 m.a.s.l., San Rafael department, Mendoza province, Argentina, collected by J. M. Cei, P. Tuzi and F. Videla, 23 December 1975; IBA-UNC-611-1,2, juveniles males, from Arroyo Las Bayas basaltic slopes, 850-1100 m.a.s.l., Río Negro province, collected by J. M. Cei, L.M. Cei, 9 January 1975; CH-IADIZA-242, an adult female, from El Nihuil, San Rafael department, Mendoza province, Argentina, collected by F. Videla and S. Puig, 22 February 1987; MLP-1652, 1656, 1658, adult males from byway Rincón- Raimunda lagoon, 1200-1400 m.a.s.l., Somuncurá plateau, Valcheta department, Río Negro province, collected by J. D. Williams, 25 November 1995; MLP-1653,1657, adult female, the same anterior data. 
CommentSynonymy: partly after PINCHEIRA-DONOSO et al. 2007.

NCBI taxonomy ID: 211981 (altopatagonica) 
EtymologyThe specific name is easily referable to the six pigmentary bands (latin sex: six, cinctus: girdle) dorsally and laterally shown by these lizards, from shoulder to sacral region. 
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  • Cei, J.M.; Scolaro, J.A. & Videla, F. 2003. A taxonomic revision of recognized Argentine species of the leiosaurid genus Diplolaemus (Reptilia, Squamata, Leiosauridae). Facena 19: 87-106 - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
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  • Tulli, M.J.; F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, V. Abdala 2009. The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in neotropical iguanian lizards. Zoology 112 (5): 379-392 - get paper here
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