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Liolaemus andinus KOSLOWSKY, 1895

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Andes Tree Iguana
S: Lagartija Andina 
SynonymLiolaemus andinus andinus KOSLOWSKY 1895: 364
Liolaemus signifer var. nigriceps KOSLOWSKY 1898 (non PHILIPPI: part.)
Liolaemus multiformis multiformis - PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970
Liolaemus andinus - LAURENT 1982: 89
Liolaemus andinus andinus - CEI 1993
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) andinus — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) andinus — RAMIREZ LEYTON & PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2005
Liolaemus andinus — nomen dubium fide TRONCOSO-PALACIOS 2014 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca)

Type locality: Cordilleras de Catamarca, 3000-4000 m elevation. The precise type locality is unknown.  
ReproductionVivparous. 
TypesHolotype: Mus. La Plata, unnumbered; now lost. 
CommentDistribution: not in Peru (fide DOAN, pers. comm. 4 June 2012); restricted to Argentina fide TRONCOSO-PALACIOS 2014. Schulte et al. (2000) mentioned specimens from La Rioja and Jujuy provinces (Argentina). Lobo et al. (2010) pointed out that the record from Jujuy is probably L. multicolor (p. 7), and since the type locality of L. andinus is not known, the record from La Rioja should be taken with caution. Additionally, Abdala et al. (2008) recorded specimens from Catamarca province, Argentina.

Synonymy: Liolaemus andinus poecilochromus (LAURENT 1986) is now considered as a valid species. PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005 and PINCHEIRA-DONOSO et al. 2008 considered L. poecilochromus and L. schmidti as synonyms of L. andinus, a decision that is rejected by LOBO et al. 2010. 
References
  • Abdala, C.S.; S. Quinteros & R.E. Espinoza 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Puna of Northwestern Argentina. Herpetologica 64 (4): 458–471 - get paper here
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Marcos Maximiliano Paz & Romina Valeria Semhan 2013. Nuevo Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) con novedoso carácter morfológico, de la frontera entre Argentina y Chile. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61 (4): 1563-1584 - get paper here
  • Albino, Adriana M.; Kligmann, Débora M 2007. An accumulation of bone remains of two Liolaemus species (Iguanidae) in an Holocene archaeological site of the Argentine Puna. Amphibia-Reptilia 28 (1): 154-158 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Koslowsky,J. 1895. Batracios y reptiles de Rioja y Catamarca. Rev. Mus. La Plata 6: 359-370 - get paper here
  • Laurent R F 1982. Neotropica 28: 89
  • Laurent R F 1986. Descripciones de nuevas Iguanidae del genero Liolaemus. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 38 (2): 87-105
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • Ramírez Leyton, G. & Pincheira Donoso, D. 2005. Fauna del Altiplano y Desierto de Atacama. Phrynosaura Ediciones, 395 pp.
  • Ramírez Leyton, G.M. 2009. WILDLIFE OF THE HIGH ANDES AND ATACAMA DESERT - A Field Guide to the El Loa Province. Phrynosaura Ediciones, Calama, Chile, 250 pp.
  • SCHULTE II, JAMES A.; J. ROBERT MACEY, ROBERT E. ESPINOZA AND ALLAN LARSON 2000. Phylogenetic relationships in the iguanid lizard genus Liolaemus: multiple origins of viviparous reproduction and evidence for recurring Andean vicariance and dispersal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 75–102 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, J 2014. Revision of the geographic distribution of three species of the montanus group of Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae). Check List 10 (1):221-229 - get paper here
  • VALLADARES, J. PABLO; RICHARD ETHERIDGE, JAMES SCHULTE II, GERMAN MANRIQUEZ <br />& ANGEL SPOTORNO 2002. Nueva especie de lagartija del norte de Chile, Liolaemus molinai (Reptilia: Liolaeminae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75: 473-489
 
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