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Liolaemus capillitas HULSE, 1979

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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.  
TypesHolotype: CM (Carnegie Museum) 70114. 
CommentBelongs to the Liolaemus elongatus group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000). See entry of Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis.

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). 
  • 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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