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Liolaemus huayra ABDALA, QUINTEROS & ESPINOZA, 2008

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus huayra ABDALA, QUINTEROS & ESPINOZA 2008 
DistributionArgentina (Tucumán)

Type locality: Cerro el Pichao, Sierra de Quilmes, Departamento Tafí del Valle, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina (26° 22’ 26.7’’ S, 66° 04’ 54.2’’ W; 3545 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: FML 18069. Adult male. Collected by C. S. Abdala and A. S. Quinteros, 21 November 2006. 
CommentDistribution: Map in Quinteros & Abdala 2011.

Habitat: rocks

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—‘‘Huayra’’ is a Quechuan word, attributable to the indigenous peoples of present-day northern Argentina and southern Bolivia, which means wind or windy. Liolaemus huayra inhabits rocky places on the tops of mountains of the Sierra de Quilmes, which is a windy region. 
  • Abdala, C.S.; S. Quinteros & R.E. Espinoza 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Puna of Northwestern Argentina. Herpetologica 64 (4): 458–471 - 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
  • 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
  • QUINTEROS, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN & CRISTIAN SIMÓN ABDALA 2011. A new species of Liolaemus of the Liolaemus montanus section (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Argentina. Zootaxa 2789: 35–48 - get paper here
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