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Liolaemus carlosgarini ESQUERRÉ, NÚÑEZ & SCOLARO, 2013

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Garín’s Lizard
S: Lagartija de Garín 
SynonymLiolaemus carlosgarini ESQUERRÉ, NÚÑEZ & SCOLARO 2013
Liolaemus carlosgarini — MEDINA et al. 2017 
DistributionC Chile

Type locality: International Road 115, below the Maule Lagoon. 36°1′0″S, 70°35′0″ E (paper says 19 H 358560 E–6018117 S) WGS84. 1915 m elevation.  
ReproductionProbably viviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHNCL 4563. Male, collected by Carlos Garín. On February 22, 2008.
Paratypes. MNHNCL-4562 and one used for diaphanisation, males; MNHNCL-4561, 4564, 4565, 4566, 4567, 4568 and one used for diaphanisation, females. Same collection data as the holotype. 
CommentSynonymy: L. carlosgarini is not clearly differentiated by DNA sequences from L. smaug, but morphological differences have been detected among these taxa (Medina 2015, Medina et al. 2017).

Sympatry: L. buergeri, L. flavipiceus, Phymaturus maulense (Núñez et al. 2010) and Pleurodema bufonina. 
EtymologyNamed after Carlos Garín, “who besides being a good friend, collected these specimens, and provided great assistance.” 
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • ESQUERRÉ, DAMIEN; HERMAN NÚÑEZ & JOSÉ ALEJANDRO SCOLARO 2013. Liolaemus carlosgarini and Liolaemus riodamas (Squamata: Liolaemidae), two new species of lizards lacking precloacal pores, from Andean areas of central Chile. Zootaxa 3619 (4): 428–452 - get paper here
  • Gagliardi, Jorge et al. 2016. Fotografías herpetológicas. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología. 3: 40-52. PDF - get paper here
  • Medina, C. D., Avila, L. J., Sites, J. W. and Morando, M. 2017. Phylogeographic history of Patagonian lizards of the Liolaemus elongatus complex (Iguania: Liolaemini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. J Zool Syst Evol Res.; doi:10.1111/jzs.12163 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Díaz HA, Esquerré D, Urra FA 2015. Two new species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemidae) from Andean highlands of southern Chile. ZooKeys 500: 83-109. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.500.8725 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Diaz HA, Puas GI, Riveros-Riffo E, Elorza AA 2016. Two new Liolaemus lizards from the Andean highlands of Southern Chile (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemidae). ZooKeys 632: 121-146 - get paper here
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