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Liolaemus melaniceps PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ, 2005

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus (Liolaemus) melaniceps PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 398
Liolaemus melaniceps — LOBO et al. 2010 

Type locality: “Isla Chungungo (29 ̊24’S; 71 ̊21’W)".  
TypesHolotype: MNHNC 3602 (Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile, Santiago) 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the dark or black color of the head in this species. Original etymology: “El nombre específico melaniceps hace referencia al colorido negro que recubre únicamente la cabeza, como una capucha.” (PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005) 
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Lobo, F.; Espinoza, R.E. and S. Quinteros 2010. A critical review and systematic discussion of recent classification proposals for liolaemid lizards. Zootaxa 2549: 1–30 - get paper here
  • 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
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, Daniel & HERMAN NÚÑEZ 2005. The Chilean species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Taxonomy, systematics and evolution [in Spanish] Mus Nac Hist Nat Chile Publ Ocas 59: 1-486 - get paper here
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