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Liolaemus melanops BURMEISTER, 1888

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus melanops BURMEISTER 1888: 252
Liolaemus melanops - CEI & SCOLARO 1983
Liolaemus fitzingeri — PETERS et al. 1970: 182
Liolaemus melanops — ETHERIDGE 2000
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) melanops — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus melanops — AVILA et al. 2010 
DistributionArgentina (La Pampa, Chubut, Rio Negro)

Type locality: Argentina, Chubut, Quele-cura  
TypesHolotype: MACN = Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. No. 36701. 
Commentrevalidated by CEI & SCOLARO 1983. Liolaemus goetschi MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1938 has been removed from the synonymy of L. melanops. 
  • ABDALA C. S., R. V. SEMHAN, D. L. MORENO AZOCAR, M. BONINO, M. M. PAZ & F. CRUZ 2012. Taxonomic study and morphology based phylogeny of the patagonic clade Liolaemus melanops group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with the description of three new taxa. Zootaxa 3163: 1–32 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; JUAN MANUEL DÍAZ GÓMEZ & VIVIANA ISABEL JUAREZ HEREDIA 2012. From the far reaches of Patagonia: new phylogenetic analyses and description of two new species of the Liolaemus fitzingerii clade (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3301: 34–60 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Fulvio Perez, C.H.; Morando, M. & Sites, J.W. 2010. A new species of Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata) from southwestern Rio Negro province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 2434: 47–59 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M. & Sites, J.W. 2008. New Species of the Iguanian Lizard Genus Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) from Central Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 42 (1): 186–196 - 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
  • Avila,L.J. & Morando,M. 1998. Geographic distribution. Liolaemus melanops. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 174 - get paper here
  • Burmeister,H. 1888. Algunas Noticias sobre la Fauna de la Patagonia. An. Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires 3: 237-252 - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M.; Scolaro, J. A. 1983. Un nuevo arreglo taxonomico para los Liolaemus del grupo fitzingeri. Bol. Asoc. Herp. Argentina 1 (3): 15-16 - get paper here
  • Cei, J.M. & A. Scolaro 2003. RECTIFICACIÓN TAXONÓMICA Y NOMENCLATURAL DEL PRESENTE STATUS DEL TAXÓN Liolaemus melanops BURMEISTER, 1888. Facena 19: 163-16 - get paper here
  • Cei, José M. 1998. La mélanocéphalie chez les Lézards liolaemines et redécouverte de l'holotype de Liolaemus melanops Burmeister, 1888 longtemps considéré comme perdu (Reptilia: Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). Revue Fr. Aquariol. 25 (1-2): 59-62
  • Cei,J.M. 1975. Liolaemus melanops Burmeister and the subspecific status of the Liolaemus fitzingeri group (Sauria: Iguanidae). Journal of Herpetology 9 (2): 217-222 - get paper here
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • Minoli I, Morando M, Avila LJ 2015. Reptiles of Chubut province, Argentina: richness, diversity, conservation status and geographic distribution maps. ZooKeys 498: 103-126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.498.7476 - get paper here
  • Minoli, Ignacio; Morando, M.; Avila, Luciano J. 2016. Sexual dimorphism and interspecific head variation in the Liolaemus melanops complex (Squamata: Liolaemini) based on geometric morphometrics The Herpetological Journal 26 (3): 225-240 - get paper here
  • Müller, L. & Hellmich,W. 1938. Liolaemus - Arten aus dem westlichen Argentinien. I. Liolaemus darwini und Liolaemus goetschi. Zool. Anz. 123 (-6): 130-142
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1939. Liolaemus-Arten aus dem westlichen Argentinien. Zool. Anz. 128: 1-17
  • Nori, J.; Abdala, C.S. & Scrocchi, G.J. 2010. Liolaemus goetschi (Iguania: Liolaemidae): redescription and phylogenetic relationships within the L. boulengeri group. Zootaxa 2440: 49–59 - get paper here
  • Passos, Daniel Cunha; Conrado A. B. Galdino, and Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha 2015. Challenges and Perspectives for Studies on Home Range of Lizards from South America South American Journal of Herpetology Aug 2015, Vol. 10, No. 2: 82-89. - get paper here
  • Perez, C.H.F.; N. Frutos; M. Kozykariski; M. Morando; D.R. Perez; L.J. Avila. 2011. Lizards of Rio Negro Province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Check List 7 (3): 202-219 - get paper here
  • SCHULTE II, JAMES A.; J. ROBERT MACEY, ROBERT E. ESPINOZA AND ALLAN LARSON 2000. Phylogenetic relationships in the iguanid lizard genus Liolaemus: multiple origins of viviparous reproduction and evidence for recurring Andean vicariance and dispersal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 75–102 - get paper here
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