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Liolaemus melanogaster LAURENT, 1998

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus (Eulaemus) melanogaster LAURENT 1998
Liolaemus melanogaster — ABDALA et al. 2013 
DistributionPeru (Ayacucho)

Type locality: “45 km east Puquio (14 ̊42'S, 74 ̊08'W, + 4.570 m, Dept. Ayachuco)".  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUMZ 27208 (Louisiana St. Univ. Mus . Zool.) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymologyafter its black belly, from Greek “melas” = black, “gaster” = belly. 
References
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Marcos Maximiliano Paz & Romina Valeria Semhan 2013. Nuevo Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) con novedoso carácter morfológico, de la frontera entre Argentina y Chile. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61 (4): 1563-1584 - get paper here
  • Aguilar, Cesar; Perry L. Wood Jr, Mark C. Belk, Mike H. Duff and Jack W. Sites Jr 2016. Different roads lead to Rome: Integrative taxonomic approaches lead to the discovery of two new lizard lineages in the Liolaemus montanus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12890 - get paper here
  • Gutierrez, Roberto; Chaparro, Juan Carlos; Vásquez, Meylin Y.; Quiroz, Aarón Josue; Aguilar Kirigin, Álvaro; Abdala, Cristian Simon 2018. Descripción y relaciones filogenéticas de una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) y notas sobre el grupo de L. montanus de Perú. Cuad. herpetol. 32 (2): 81-99 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. F. 1998. New forms of lizards of the subgenus Eulaemus of the genus Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata: Tropiduridae) from Peru and Northern Chile. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 44 (1): 1-26
  • Troncoso-Palacios, J 2014. Revision of the geographic distribution of three species of the montanus group of Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae). Check List 10 (1):221-229 - get paper here
 
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