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Liolaemus casamiquelai AVILA, PEREZ, MORANDO & SITES, 2010

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus casamiquelai AVILA, FULVIO PEREZ, MORANDO & SITES 2010 
DistributionArgentina (Río Negro)

Type locality: along the south side of Ruta Nacional 23, 14 km W Aguada de Guerra (41º 09’ S, 68º 30’ W, 866 m, Fig. 5), 25 de Mayo Department, Río Negro province, Argentina. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MACN 39042, an adult male collected 27 November 2000, by L. J. Avila, and C. H. F. Perez. 
EtymologyTo honor Rodolfo Magín Casamiquela, a recently deceased vertebrate paleontologist and anthropologist, born in Ingeniero Jacobacci (formerly Huahuel Niyeu) in 1932, a small town very close to L. casamiquelai type locality. R. M. Casamiquela was a researcher (retired) of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas of Argentina (CONICET), and developed a large and prolific scientific and cultural literature ranging from amphibians fossils to historic tales of Patagonia. 
  • ABDALA C. S., R. V. SEMHAN, D. L. MORENO AZOCAR, M. BONINO, M. M. PAZ & F. CRUZ 2012. Taxonomic study and morphology based phylogeny of the patagonic clade Liolaemus melanops group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with the description of three new taxa. Zootaxa 3163: 1–32 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; JUAN MANUEL DÍAZ GÓMEZ & VIVIANA ISABEL JUAREZ HEREDIA 2012. From the far reaches of Patagonia: new phylogenetic analyses and description of two new species of the Liolaemus fitzingerii clade (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3301: 34–60 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Fulvio Perez, C.H.; Morando, M. & Sites, J.W. 2010. A new species of Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata) from southwestern Rio Negro province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 2434: 47–59 - 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
  • Perez, C.H.F.; N. Frutos; M. Kozykariski; M. Morando; D.R. Perez; L.J. Avila. 2011. Lizards of Rio Negro Province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Check List 7 (3): 202-219 - get paper here
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