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Liolaemus crepuscularis ABDALA & DÍAZ-GOMEZ, 2006

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus crepuscularis ABDALA & DÍAZ-GOMEZ 2006
Liolaemus ornatus ETHERIDGE 1993 (part)
Liolaemus sp. Mina Capillitas ABDALA & LOBO 2006 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca), elevation above 2800 m.

Type locality: Puesto Flores, 2 km South from Mina Capillitas, Ruta Provincial 47 (km 50 a 52), elevation 3100 m Departamento Andalgalá, provincia de Catamarca, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: FML 16622 (FBC 415). Adult male. Collected by C. Abdala, Quinteros S., Scrocchi G. and S. Barrionuevo. March 3, 2005. 
CommentMember of the darwinii group of Liolaemus.

blue coloration of the flanks, reminiscent of the colours of nightfall. This word derives from the Latin “crepusculum” which means “twilight.” 
EtymologyThe specific epithet crepuscularis refers to the brown-red mixed with 
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. & Diaz Gómez, J.M. 2006. A new species of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Catamarca Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 1317: 21–33 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN QUINTEROS,, FEDERICO ARIAS, SABRINA PORTELLI & ANTONIO PALAVECINO 2011. A new species of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Salta Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 2968: 26–38 - 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
  • Semhan, Romina Valeria, Monique Halloy, and Cristian Simón Abdala 2013. Diet and Reproductive States in a High Altitude Neotropical Lizard, Liolaemus crepuscularis (Iguania: Liolaemidae). South American J. Herp. 8 (2): 102-108. - get paper here
  • Tulli, M.J.; F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, V. Abdala 2009. The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in neotropical iguanian lizards. Zoology 112 (5): 379-392 - get paper here
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