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Liolaemus kingii (BELL, 1843)

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKing's Tree Iguana 
SynonymProctotretus kingii BELL 1843: 13
Rhytidodeira kingii — GIRARD 1858: 198
Liolaemus kingii — BOULENGER 1885: 149
Liolaemus kingi — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 273
Liolaemus kingii — PETERS et al. 1970: 183
Liolaemus (Donosolaemus) kingii — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005
Liolaemus kingii — AVILA et al. 2006 
DistributionArgentina (Santa Cruz, Chubut), Chile (S Patagonia)

Type locality: "Port Desire in Patagonia".  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH. xxii.91a (renumbered 1946.8.12.5), xxii.91b (renumbered 1946.8.12.6), xxii 91j (renumbered 1946.8.12.7), xxii.92 (renumbered 1946.8.5.82). 
CommentSubspecies: Liolaemus kingii somuncurae CEI & SCOLARO 1981 and Liolaemus kingii baguali CEI & SCOLARO 1983 have been elevated to species status.

Distribution: not listed by Ruiz de Gamboa 2016 for Chile.

Group: kingii group. 
Etymologynamed after Captain and Admiral Philip Parker King (1791-1856), Australian-born British marine surveyor and collector. 
References
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  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Bell,T. 1843. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. during the years 1832 to 1836. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin ... naturalist to the expedition. Part 5. Reptiles. London, Smith, Elder and Co., (1842-1843), vi + 51 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Breitman, M. Florencia; , Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites Jr., and Mariana Morando 2011. Lizards from the end of the world: Phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (2): 364-376 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Mariana Morando and Luciano Javier Avila 2013. Past and present taxonomy of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Liolaemidae): is the morphological arrangement hypothesis valid?. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168 (3): 612–668 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Minoli, Ignacio; Avila, Luciano Javier; Medina, Cintia Debora; Sites, Jr., Jack Walter; Morando, Mariana 2014. Lagartijas de la provincia de Santa Cruz (Argentina): distribución geográfica, diversidad genética y estado de conservación Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 83-110 - get paper here
  • Cei J M. Scolaro J A. 1996. A new species of Liolaemus of the archeforus group from the precordilleran valley of the Zeballos river, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Reptilia, Tropiduridae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 14 (2): 389-401
  • Cei, J.M. 2003. SPECIFIC SUPRAOCULAR SCUTELLATION PATTERNS AS SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS: A TAXONOMIC INTER AND INTRAGENERIC "FINGER-PRINT" IN LACERTILIA. Facena 19: 129-135 - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
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  • Girard, Charles F. 1858. United States Exploring Expedition during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Vol. 20. Herpetology. C. Sherman & Son, Philadelphia, xv, 492 pages [see note in Zhao and Adler 1993: 369] - get paper here
  • Halloy, Monique; Robles, Cecilia; Salica, María José; Semhan, Romina; Juárez Heredia, Viviana; Vicente, Natalin 2013. Aportes en el estudio del comportamiento y ecología de lagartijas de los géneros Liolaemus y Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemini). Cuadernos de Herpetología 27 (1): - get paper here
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  • Scolaro, J. A. and J. M. Cei 1997. Systematic status and relationships of Liolaemus species of the archeforus and kingii groups: a morphological and taxonumerical approach (Reptilia: Tropiduridae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 15 (2): 369-406
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Ausencia de Liolaemus kingii (Bell 1843) (Iguania: Liolaemidae) en la herpetofauna chilena. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 8-9 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2009. Auf den Spuren von Darwin durch Südamerika. Teil 1: Von England nach Patagonien. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (78): 34-46 - get paper here
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