Liolaemus morandae BREITMAN, PARRA, PÉREZ & SITES, 2011
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|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Liolaemus morandae BREITMAN, PARRA, FULVIO-PÉREZ & SITES 2011|
Liolaemus lineomaculatus — IBARGÜENGOYTIA et al. 2001
|Distribution||Argentina (Chubut, N Santa Cruz)|
Type locality: Provincial Road 37, 22.8 km SW junction National Road 3, Escalante department, Chubut province, Argentina (45°41’10,6” S; 67°53’49,9” W, 693 m elevation.
|Reproduction||viviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: MLP S 2626 (Figure 3), an adult male; L.J. Avila, M. Kozykariski, M.F. Breitman and R. Martinez collectors, 12th March 2010. Paratypes. LJAMM-CNP|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Liolaemus morandae sp. nov. is a member of the L. lineomaculatus section, included in the lineo- maculatus group, and is characterized by the absence of precloacal pores in both sexes, and presence of dorsal trifid scales (Etheridge 1995). Molecular evidence includes this species in the lineomaculatus group, closely related to the clade (L. sp. 2 + L. lineomaculatus) Figure 1. All differences are summarized in Tables 1 to 4 and in Figure 6 (in BREITMAN et al. 2011).|
|Comment||Group: lineomaculatus group.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet of this species “morandae” refers to our colleague and the first author’s PhD advisor Dr. Mariana Morando, to honor her after more than ten years of research and teaching on the Patagonian herpetofauna.|
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