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Liolaemus halonastes LOBO, SLODKI & VALDECANTOS, 2010

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus halonastes LOBO, SLODKI & VALDECANTOS 2010 
DistributionArgentina (Salta)

Type locality: Margins of Salar de Arizaro at 11 km southeast of Campamento Mina Arita, Salta Province, Argentina, 3,491 m (25°04.570’S, 67°40.019’W).  
TypesHolotype: MACN 39216. Adult male. Collected on 27 February 2007 by J. P. Julia´ , F. Lobo, D. Slodki, and S. Valdecantos. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—Its name comes from Greek and means ‘‘living in salt’’ because it is only found on the salty margins of Salar de Arizaro. 
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Marcos Maximiliano Paz & Romina Valeria Semhan 2013. Nuevo Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) con novedoso carácter morfológico, de la frontera entre Argentina y Chile. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61 (4): 1563-1584 - 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
  • Lobo, F.; Slodki, D. & Valdecantos, S. 2010. Two New Species of Lizards of the Liolaemus montanus Group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Northwestern Uplands of Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 44 (2): 279–293 - 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
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