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Liolaemus chungara QUINTEROS, VALLADARES, SEMHAM, ACOSTA, BARRIONUEVO & ABDALA, 2014

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus chungara QUINTEROS, VALLADARES, SEMHAM, ACOSTA, BARRIONUEVO & ABDALA 2014 
DistributionChile (Arica y Parinacota region, around Lago Chungará, around Colpita)

Type locality: Entrada a Putre. 18°10’53.4”S; 69°31’58.6”W; 3874 m elevation, Arica y Parinacota Región  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: FML 26505: Male. Abdala, C.S.; Acosta J.L.; Semhan R. and Valladares, P. Cols.
Paratypes: FML 26505: Female. Same data as holotype. FML 26504-508; MCN 4734-35: five males and two fe- males. Margen Sur del Lago Chungará. 18°16’17.0”S; 69°09’37.7”W; 4583 m. Arica y Parinacota Región. Ab- dala, C.S., Acosta J.L., Semhan R. and Valladares, P. Cols. CUT 1000-02, FML 26509-513: four males and four fe- males. Cerca de Putre desvío a Colpita. Arica y Parinacota Región. Abdala, C.S., Acosta J.L., Semhan R. and Val- ladares, P. Cols. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. The name Chungará comes from the Aymara epithet ch’unkara (moss on the stone). 
References
  • Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián; Pablo Valladares, Romina Semham, José Luis Acosta, Sebastián Barrionuevo, and Cristian Simón Abdala 2014. A New Species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the alticolor-bibronii Group from Northern Chile. South American J. Herp. 9 (1): 20-29. - get paper here
 
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