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Liolaemus azarai AVILA, 2003

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus azarai AVILA 2003
Liolaemus wiegmanni — TEDESCO et al. 1992
Liolaemus wiegmanni — ALVAREZ & LIONS 1996
Liolaemus wiegmanni — ETHERIDGE 2000
Liolaemus azarai — BERNILS et al. 2007 
DistributionNE Argentina (San Miguel, San Roque, Corrientes), S Paraguay (Itapuá, Misiones)

Type locality: sand dunes from the northwestern remnant of Yacyretá Island (Paraná River), Itapuá Department, San Cosme and Damian district, Paraguay (27° 34’ S, 56° 41’ W, 243 m elevation). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: FML 8454, paratypes: UNNEC 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Felix de Azara, Spanish explorer and naturalist of the 18th century. 
References
  • Alvarez B B & Lions, Maria Luisa 1996. Geographic Distribution. Liolaemus wiegmanni. Herpetological Review 27: 32 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J. 2003. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from Northeastern Argentina and Southern Paraguay. Herpetologica 59 (2): 283-292 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez, D.R. & Sites, J.W. 2009. A new species of Liolaemus from Añelo sand dunes, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina, and molecular phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus wiegmannii species group (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini). Zootaxa 2234: 39–55 - 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
  • Céspedez, J.A. y B.B. Álvarez 2005. LISTA DE EJEMPLARES TIPOS Y DE ESPECIES DE LA COLECCIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL NORDESTE, CORRIENTES, ARGENTINA (UNNEC). Facena 21: 139-144
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • González-Marín, Andrea, Alejandra Hernando 2013. Notes on the postcranial osteology of the sand lizard Liolaemus azarai (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 12 (2): 135-141 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Tedesco, M.E.; Hernando, A.B. & Alvarez, B.B. 1992. Hallazgo de Liolaemus wiegmanni (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837) (Iguania, Liolaemidae) en la provincia de Corrientes (República Argentina). Facena 9: 117-122 - get paper here
  • Zaracho, Víctor Hugo; Ingaramo, María del Rosario; Semhan, Romina Valeria; Etchepare, Eduardo; Acosta, José Luis; Falcione, Ana Camila; Álvarez, Blanca 2014. Herpetofauna de la Reserva Natural Provincial Isla Apipé Grande (Corrientes, Argentina) Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 153-160 - get paper here
 
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