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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Janequeo’s Lizard
S: Lagarto de Janequeo 
SynonymLiolaemus janequeoae TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, DIAZ, PUAS & RIVEROS-RIFFO & ELORZA 2016 
DistributionChile (Araucanía)

Type locality: Laguna Verde (38°12'S - 71°44'W, elevation 1397 m), approximately 13.5 km NW of the summit of the Tolhuaca Volcano, Araucanía Region, Chile Map legend:
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TypesHolotype. SSUC Re 712 (Fig. 4). Male. Collected by J. Troncoso-Palacios and Edvin Riveros-Riffo. January 15, 2016.
Paratypes. SSUC Re 713–14. Two females (Fig. 4). Same data as the holotype. SSUC Re 715. Female. Collected at the locality of the holotype by Edvin Riveros- Riffo. February 18, 2015. SSUC Re 649–51, three females. Collected at the locality of the holotype by J. Troncoso-Palacios, F. Urra and H. Díaz. January 5, 2014 (Fig. 4). 
EtymologyThis species is named after Janequeo, a prominent Lonko (tribal chief) of Mapuche-Pehuenche origins. She fought against colonial Spaniards in the Arauco war, carried out mainly in the Araucanía Region where Liolaemus janequeoae was dis- covered. It is believed that she became involved in the war after her partner (Lonko Hueputan) was captured and tortured to death. She played a leading role in the Battle of Fort Puchunqui, then retreating to Villarrica, where she disappeared. 
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Diaz HA, Puas GI, Riveros-Riffo E, Elorza AA 2016. Two new Liolaemus lizards from the Andean highlands of Southern Chile (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemidae). ZooKeys 632: 121-146 - get paper here
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