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Liolaemus curicensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1938

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCuricen Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus platei curicensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1938: 231
Liolaemus platei curicensis — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 237
Liolaemus platei curicensis — PETERS et al. 1970: 193
Liolaemus curicensis — ORTIZ 1981
Liolaemus hernani SALLABERRY, NÚÑEZ & YÁÑEZ 1982
Liolaemus hernani — NÚÑEZ 1996 
DistributionChile (Cordillera de Curico)

Type locality: “Los Queñes, Kord. von Curicó, 1500 m” (original description), “1400-1500 m” elevation (jar label) [Chile]  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 58/1933, male, collected by W. Schröder, 20.01.1933. 
CommentSynonymy: Liolaemus hernani was synonymized with Liolaemus curicensis by PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005, a decision that is supported by LOBO et al. 2010. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. L. hernani was named after “the father of Herman Núñez, one of the authors of the paper, who passed away the same day I collected the type specimen; the reason for this decision was that Herman Núñez, a very good friend of mine and col- league herpetologist was supposed to come to the field trip, and the last day before departing, his father was not feeling well and I had to convince him to stay behind, otherwise, he would have regretted it for the rest of his life; Mr. Hernan Núñez, his father, was born in San Anto- nio on August 8, 1914” (Sallaberry, pers. comm. cited in Pauwels & Wahlgren 2012). 
References
  • Castro-Pastene, Carlos; Héctor Carrasco & Jaime Troncoso-Palacios. 2015. Lagartijas y serpientes del Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 2: 12-16 - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Santiago: Univ. Chile, 458 + cxlvi pp.
  • 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
  • MARTINEZ, LORENA ELIZABETH; LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA, CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, DANIEL ROBERTO PEREZ, JACK W. SITES, JR. & MARIANA MORANDO 2011. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) endemic to the Auca Mahuida volcano, northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 3010: 31–46 - get paper here
  • Müller, L. 1938. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. XI. Über zwei neue Liolaemus-formen aus der chilenischen Kordillere (Sammlung Schröder). Zool. Anz. 122: 225-237
  • Núñez,H. 1996. Autoecologia comparada de dos especies de lagartijas de Chile central. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile, Publ. Ocas. (50): 1-60
  • Ortiz, J. C. 1981. Estudios multivariado de las especies de Liolaemus del grupo nigromaculatus (Squamata-Iguanidae). Anales del museo de historia natural, Valparaiso 14: 247-265
  • Pauwels, Olivier S. G. and Richard Wahlgren 2012. Beolens Bo, Watkins Michael, and Grayson Michael (2011), The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 352 – 355 - 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
  • Sallaberry-M; Nunez-H; Yanez-J 1984. Liolaemus hernani n. sp. de Iguanidae de la zona central de Chile. MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL BOLETIN (SANTIAGO) No. 39 1982[1984]: 93-99
 
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