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Liolaemus kolengh ABDALA & LOBO, 2006

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus kolengh ABDALA & LOBO 2006 
DistributionArgentina (Santa Cruz), elevation 1000-1485 m, Chile (Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve)

Type locality: Ceballos Hill way, near to Ceballos river, Department of Lago Buenos Aires, Province of Santa Cruz, Argentine. S 47°01.542’; W 71°48.475’, 1485 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: FML 10870. Adult male, Abdala, C. P. Cacivio, L. Federico, F. Lobo. 
CommentGroup: lineomaculatus group. 
Etymology“Kolengh” means “thorn” in Patagonia’s indigenous Tehuelche language, making reference to one characteristic of the new taxon: the presence of long sharp scales, which give the lizard a bristly or “thorny” appearance in the dorsolateral region. 
  • Abdala, Cristian and Fernando Lobo 2006. Description of a new patagonian Lizard of the Liolaemus silvanae group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). South American J. Herp. 1 (1): 1-8 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; DIEGO ESTEBAN PROCOPIO, OSCAR ANÍBAL STELLATELLI, ALEJANDRO TRAVAINI, ALEJANDRO RODRÍGUEZ & MARIO RICARDO RUIZ MONACHESI 2014. New Patagonian species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and novelty in the lepidosis of the southernmost lizard of the world: Liolaemus magellanicus. Zootaxa 3866 (4): 526–542 - get paper here
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Quinteros, Andres Sebastian 2014. Los últimos 30 años de estudios de la familia de lagartijas más diversa de Argentina. Actualización taxonómica y sistemática de Liolaemidae Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 55-82 - 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
  • 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, M.F.; Parra, M.; Fulvio Pérez, C.H. & Sites Jr., J.W. 2011. Two new species of lizards from the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemidae) from southern Patagonia. Zootaxa 3120: 1–28 - 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
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Núñez, Herman and Juan C. Torres-Mura 2014. LIOLAEMUS KOLENGH (SAURIA: LIOLAEMIDAE), IN LAGO JEINIMENI NATIONAL RESERVE, A NEW LIZARD FOR CHILE. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile, 63: 43-50
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, DANIEL & J. ALEJANDRO SCOLARO 2007. Iguanian species-richness in the Andes of boreal Patagonia: Evidence for an additional new Liolaemus lizard from Argentina lacking precloacal glands (Iguania, Liolaeminae). Zootaxa 1452: 55-68 - get paper here
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