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Liolaemus islugensis ORTIZ & MARQUET, 1987

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Panther Tree Iguana
S: Lagartija pantera 
SynonymLiolaemus islugensis ORTIZ & MARQUET 1987
Liolaemus islugensis — LOBO et al. 2010
Liolaemus islugensis — ABDALA et al. 2013
Liolaemus islugensis — DEMANGEL 2016 
DistributionChile (Iquique), Bolivia (Potosí, Tarija)

Type locality: Colchane 3,850 m elevation, Provincia de Iquique, Chile (19° 42’ S, 68° 53’ W).  
TypesHolotype: MZUC 10931, male (Museo de Zoología de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile) 
CommentSubspecies: Liolaemus islugensis erguetae LAURENT 1995 has been elevated to species status.

Synonymy: PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NUNEZ (2003) synonymized L. islugensis with L. pantherinus. Langstroth 2021 synonymized islugensis with L. schmidti. 
EtymologyNamed after Volcán Isluga, where this species is found. 
  • Abdala CS, Aguilar-Kirigin AJ, Semhan RV, Bulacios Arroyo AL, Valdes J, Paz MM, et al. 2019. Description and phylogeny of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endemic to the south of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225815 - get paper here
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Juarez Heredia, Viviana Isabel 2013. Taxonomía y filogenia de un grupo de lagartos amenzados: el grupo de Liolaemus anomalus (Iguania:Liolaemidae). Cuadernos de Herpetología 27 (2): - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ortiz J C; Marquet P 1987. Una nueva especie de lagarto altoandino: Liolaemus islugensis (Reptilia-Iguanidae). GAYANA ZOOLOGIA 51 (1-4): 59-63 - get paper here
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