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Liolaemus lopezi IBARRA-VIDAL, 2005

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus lopezi IBARRA-VIDAL 2005 

Type locality: “Quebrada de Chulluncani, 3 kms al sur de Villa Blanca, Colchane, altiplano I Región".  
TypesHolotype: MRC 1099 (given as Coll. Herp. Mus. Hist. Nat. Concepción) 
CommentKnown only from the type specimen (Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm, 3 Apr 2017). Not listed by Demangel 2016 for Chile.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Luis López Cabrera, from Iquique, who helped to carry out the expedition that led to the discovery of this species. 
  • Ibarra-Vidal, Héctor 2005. Nueva especie de lagartija del altiplano de Chile, Liolaemus Lopezi Sp.N. (Reptilia, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Boletín de la Sociedad de Biología de Concepción. 76-77: 7-14
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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