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Liolaemus capillitas HULSE, 1979

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHulse's Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus capillitas HULSE 1979
Liolaemus capillitas — ESPINOZA, LOBO & CRUZ 2000
Liolaemus capillitas — ESPINOZA et al. 2011 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca), elevation 2500-3900 m.

Type locality: Argentina, Catamarca, 5 km S Minas Capillitas, 3900 m.  
ReproductionVivparous. 
TypesHolotype: CM (Carnegie Museum) 70114. 
DiagnosisSee Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis.
 
CommentBelongs to the Liolaemus elongatus group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000).

Núñez (2004) asserted that L. capillitas (Catamarca, Argentina) is a junior synonym of L.pictus major, whose provenance was misapplied; Neither Núñez (2004) nor PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NUNEZ (2005) examined the types of L. capillitas, which have many character states that are not shared by L. pictus major (LOBO et al. 2010). 
Etymology 
References
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez C.H.F. & Sites, J.W. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of lizards of the Liolaemus petrophilus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae), with descriptions of two new species from western Argentina. Herpetologica 60 (2): 187-203 - 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
  • Avila,L.J.; Perez, C.H.F. & Morando,M. 2003. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Patagonia (Neuquén, Argentina). Herpetologica 59 (4): 534–545 - get paper here
  • Espinoza, R.E. & Lobo, F. 2003. Two new species of Liolaemus lizards from northwestern Argentina: speciation within the Northern subclade of the elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Herpetologica 59 (1): 89-105 - get paper here
  • Espinoza, Robert E.; Fernando Lobo, and Richard Etheridge 2011. Taxonomic History of the Iguanian Lizard Liolaemus pictus major Boulenger, with a Revalidation of Liolaemus capillitas Hulse. Journal of Herpetology 45 (1): 129-133 - get paper here
  • Espinoza,R.E.; Lobo, F. & Cruz,F.B. 2000. Liolaemus heliodermis, a new lizard from northwestern Argentina with remarks on the content of the elongatus group (Iguanaia: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 56 (4): 507-516 - get paper here
  • Hulse A C 1979. A new Liolaemus (Sauria, Iguanidae) from the High Andes of Argentina, with ecological comments. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 48(12) 1979: 203-209
  • Lobo, F.; Espinoza, R.E. and S. Quinteros 2010. A critical review and systematic discussion of recent classification proposals for liolaemid lizards. Zootaxa 2549: 1–30 - get paper here
  • Quinteros, A.S.; Abdala, C.S.; Díaz Gómez, J.M. & Scrocchi, G.J. 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of Central West Argentina. South American J. Herp. 3 (2): 101-111 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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