Liolaemus lavillai ABDALA & LOBO, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liolaemus lavillai?
|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Liolaemus lavillai ABDALA & LOBO 2006|
Liolaemus ornatus — ETHERIDGE 1993
Liolaemus ornatus — MORANDO et al. 2004
|Distribution||Argentina (departments of Chicoana, La Poma and Cachi in the Saltaprovince, Argentina, from elevations between 2,800 and 4,100 m.)|
Type locality: Cuesta del Acay, 3.800 msnm, departamento
La Poma, provincia de Salta, Argentina.
|Types||Holotype: FML 16597|
|Comment||Member of the darwinii group of Liolaemus.|
L. lavillai exhibits marked sexual dichromatism, with the a dorsal pattern more prominent in males, dorsolateral bands well marked, a variety of colors including very light brown to yellow, a pigmented throat, and yellow or reddish-brown abdomen. As in other species of the ornatus group the new species is viviparous. This species been confused with Liolaemus ornatus in the past, but may be distinguished from that species by its coloration and scutellation.
|Etymology||Named after Esteban Orlando Lavilla, herpetologist.|