Liolaemus chavin AGUILAR, WOOD, CUSI, GUZMÁN, HUARI, LUNDBERG, MORTENSEN, RAMÍREZ, ROBLES, SUÁREZ, TICONA, VARGAS, VENEGAS & SITES, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liolaemus chavin?
|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Liolaemus chavin AGUILAR, WOOD, CUSI, GUZMÁN, HUARI, LUNDBERG, MORTENSEN, RAMÍREZ, ROBLES, SUÁREZ, TICONA, VARGAS, VENEGAS & SITES 2013|
Liolaemus alticolor — LEHR 2002
Liolaemus incaicus — LOBO et al. 2007
Liolaemus aff. walkeri — LANGSTROTH 2011
|Distribution||Peru (Ancash, Huánuco), elevation 3535–4450 m|
Type locality: Conococha, Recuay Province, Ancash Department, Peru, -10.123S, -77.293W, elevation 4100 m Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MUSM 25417, adult male collected on 31 March 2006 by Mikael Lundberg.|
Paratypes: MUSM, BYU, CORBIDI.
|Comment||Sexual dimorphism: Adult males exhibit melanistic belly, cloacal region and throat, or melanistic belly only; adult females exhibit black and white spots on belly, cloacal region and throat, or yellowish belly and tail.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet chavin refers to the pre-Inca culture Chavin, which had its center close to the type locality and frequently depicted reptile figures on some of its most remarkable sculptures. The species name is in the nominative singular.|
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