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Liolaemus hellmichi DONOSO-BARROS, 1975

IUCN Red List - Liolaemus hellmichi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Hellmich's Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus hellmichi DONOSO-BARROS 1975
Liolaemus (Liolaemus) hellmichi — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 422
Liolaemus hellmichi — RUIZ DE GAMBOA ASTROZA et al. 2017 

Type locality: Chile, Antofagasta, Cerro Moreno  
TypesHolotype: MZUC 394 (Mus. Zool. Univ. Concepción) 
CommentLOBO (2001) suggests the following monophyletic species groups within Liolaemus: alticolor, altissimus, gravenhorstii, hellmichi, kriegi, leopardinus, monticola, nigromaculatus, nigroviridis, pictus and tenuis. 
EtymologyNamed after Walter Hellmich (1906-1974), German zoologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros,R. 1975. Nuevos reptiles y anfibios de Chile. Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepcion 48 [1974]: 217-229
  • Lobo, Fernando 2001. A Phylogenetic Analysis of Lizards of the Liolaemus chiliensis Group (Iguania: Tropiduridae). The Herpetological Journal 11 (4):137-150 - get paper here
  • Marambio-Alfaro, Yery, Jaime Troncoso-Palacios 2014. Una nueva especie de Liolaemus del grupo de L. nigromaculatus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) para la Región de Atacama, Chile. Basic and Applied Herpetology 28: 65-77 - get paper here
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, Daniel & HERMAN NÚÑEZ 2005. The Chilean species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Taxonomy, systematics and evolution [in Spanish] Mus Nac Hist Nat Chile Publ Ocas 59: 1-486 - get paper here
  • Ruiz De Gamboa Astroza, Margarita Valeria; Ferrú González, Marcos 2017. Hallazgo de una segunda población de Liolaemus hellmichi Donoso-Barros, 1975 (Squamata: Liolaemidae) en el norte de Chile. Cuad. herpetol. 32 (2): - get paper here
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