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Liolaemus cranwelli (DONOSO-BARROS, 1973)

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cranwell's Tree Iguana 
SynonymPelusaurus cranwelli DONOSO-BARROS 1973: 132
Liolaemus cranwelli — LAURENT 1984
Liolaemus cranwelli — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999 
DistributionBolivia (Santa Cruz)

Type locality: Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Nueva Moka.  
TypesHolotype: MACN = Mus. Argent. Cien. Nat. No. 3632. 
CommentETHERIDGE (2000) synonymizes Liolaemus cranwelli with L. wiegmanni although he states that the status of L. cranwelli remains unclear. Belongs to the wiegmanni group of Liolaemus. Probably synonymous with L. wiegmanni (Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm, 3 Apr 2017).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Jorge A. Cranwell, who was in charge of the Herpetology Section, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia," Buenos Aires.  
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1973. Un nuevo saurio de Bolivia (Lacertilia, Iguanidae). Neotropica 19: 132-134
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. F. 1983. Sinonimia del género Pelosaurus Donoso-Barros con Liolaemus (Sauria, Iguanidae). Bol. Asoc. Herp. Argentina 1 (1): 9-10 - get paper here
  • Laurent,R.F. 1984. On some iguanid genera related to or previously confused with Liolaemus WIEGMANN. Journal of Herpetology 18 (4): 357-373 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Varela, Esperanza Amalia 1999. Tipos de la colección herpetológica del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [type catalog] Iheringia, Sér. Zool., Porto Alegre (87): 57-74
  • Verrastro, L.; Veronese, L.; Bujes, C. Martins Fias Filho, M. 2003. New species of Liolaemus from Southern Brazil (Iguania: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 59 (1): 105-118 - get paper here
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