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Leiosaurus jaguaris LASPIUR, ACOSTA & ABDALA, 2007

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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Leiosaurinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiosaurus jaguaris LASPIUR, ACOSTA & ABDALA 2007 
DistributionNW Argentina (San Juan)

Type locality: Gualcamayo (29° 49 ́ 48.5” S; 68° 45 ́45.9” W) at 2.440 mts., Jáchal Department, San Juan Province  
TypesHolotype: FML 17584. Adult male. Col. J. Marinero, R. Buff y J. Villavicencio, September 31st, 2000. 
EtymologyIt makes reference to the aspect of the coloration pattern which is similar to the american feline Panthera onca. 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Laspiur, A.; Acosta, J.C. & Abdala, C.S. 2007. A new species of Leiosaurus (Iguania: Leiosauridae) from central-western Argentina. Zootaxa 1470: 47–57 - get paper here
  • Laspiur, Alejandro and Juan Carlos Acosta. 2015. New Rocords of Leiosaurus jaguaris Laspiur, Acosta & Abdala, 2007, extend the known distribution in the Argentine Precordillera. Herpetozoa 27 (3/4): 176-179 [2014] - get paper here
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