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Liolaemus atacamensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1933

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus nigromaculatus atacamensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933: 129
Liolaemus nigromaculatus atacamensis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 189
Liolaemus atacamensis — SIMONETTI & NÚÑEZ 1986 
DistributionChile

Type locality: Atacama, NE Copiapó, Chile  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 180/1931a. 
CommentVariation: this species is quite variable, see photos in TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & GARIN 2013 (Figure 7). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Müller, L. & Hellmich, W. 1933. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. VII. Der Rassenkreis der Liolaemus nigromaculatus. Zool. Anz. 103: 128-142
  • 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
  • Simonetti & NÚÑEZ 1986. Sympatry and taxonomy of two lizards of the Liolaemus nigromaculatus group in Northern Chile. Journal of Herpetology 20 (3): 474-475 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Garin CF 2013. On the identity of Liolaemus nigromaculatus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Liolaemidae) and correction of its type locality. ZooKeys 294: 37–56 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Nueva lista actualizada de los reptiles terrestres de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 1-4 - get paper here
 
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