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Liolaemus chaltin LOBO & ESPINOZA, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus chaltin LOBO & ESPINOZA 2004
Liolaemus chaltin — LOBO et al. 2010 
DistributionArgentina (Puna of central Jujuy Province, elevation 3400–3750 m), Bolivia (Tarija)

Type locality: off Ruta Provincial 71, 4.2 km west of Abra Pampa, Departamento Cochinoca, Provincia de Jujuy, Argentina (22°42’24.4’’S, 65°43’12.4’’W; 3360 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: FML 9874 
CommentLiolaemus chaltin n. sp. differs from L. alticolor from the type locality (Tiahuanaco, Bolivia) in the following ways: this new species has a larger body size; a fragmented vertebral stripe; and a pigmented subocular (white in L. alticolor).

Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005). 
EtymologyNamed after the vernacular name (“chaltin”) used by local inhabitants to specifically refer to these small striped lizards. 
  • Abdala CS, Aguilar-Kirigin AJ, Semhan RV, Bulacios Arroyo AL, Valdes J, Paz MM, et al. 2019. Description and phylogeny of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endemic to the south of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225815 - get paper here
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Andrés Sebastián Quinteros, and Romina Valeria Semham 2015. A New Species of Liolaemus of the Liolaemus alticolor-bibronii Group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Mendoza, Argentina. South American J. Herp. 10 (2): 104-115, doi: 10.2994/SAJH-D-14-00033.1 - 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
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • 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
  • Lobo, Fernando, Espinoza, Robert E. 2004. Two New Liolaemus from the Puna Region of Argentina and Chile: Further Resolution of Purported Reproductive Bimodality in Liolaemus alticolor (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Copeia 2004 (4): 850–867 - get paper here
  • Miranda, B; Aparicio, J & Méndez-de la Cruz, F 2018. Liolaemus chaltin Preferred and critical thermal temperatures. Herpetological Review 49 (3): 489-490 - get paper here
  • Ocampo, Mauricio & Álvaro J. Aguilar-Kirigin 2008. LIOLAEMUS CHALTIN LOBO & ESPINOZA 2004 (IGUANIA: LIOLAEMIDAE). Cuadernos de Herpetología 22 (2): 99–100
  • Ocampo, Mauricio; Álvaro Aguilar-Kirigin, and Sebastián Quinteros 2012. A New Species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the Alticolor Group from La Paz, Bolivia. Herpetologica 68 (3): 410-417. - get paper here
  • Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián 2012. Taxonomy of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii Group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species. Herpetologica 68 (1): 100-120 - get paper here
  • QUINTEROS, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN 2013. A morphology-based phylogeny of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3670: 1-32 - get paper here
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