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Liolaemus pacha JUÁREZ HEREDIA, ROBLES & HALLOY, 2013

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus pacha JUÁREZ HEREDIA, ROBLES & HALLOY 2013 
DistributionArgentina (Tucumán)

Type locality: Km 98, Ruta Provincial 307 (Los Cardones), Tafí del Valle Department, Tucumán Province, 26°40’1.5” S 65°49’5.1” W, datum: WGS84, 2725 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: FML 02448/1 (Fundación Miguel Lillo), collector, O. Pagaburo, 21/ 04/1999.
Paratypes. FML 2448/3–4/6–9 Km 98, Ruta Provincial 307, Amaicha del Valle, Tafí del Valle Department, Tucumán Province. O. Pagaburo, Col. 21/04/1999. 
CommentSynonymy: L. pacha was originally known as L. darwinii (Bell, 1843) and later redescribed as L. quilmes (Etheridge, 1993).

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyPacha comes from the Aimara and Quechua indigenous languages from northwestern Argentina. It means “earth” and by extension “world” or “cosmos”. In this part of the country, social gatherings called Pachamama are celebrated every year in the autumn to thank and bless the earth and its products. 
  • Heredia, Viviana Juárez; Natalin Vicente, Cecilia Robles, and Monique Halloy 2014. Mites in the Neotropical Lizard Liolaemus pacha (Iguania: Liolaemidae): Relation to Body Size, Sex and Season. South American J. Herp. 9 (1): 14-19. - get paper here
  • JUÁREZ-HEREDIA, VIVIANA; CECILIA ROBLES, MONIQUE HALLOY 2013. A new species of Liolaemus from the darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), Tucumán province, Argentina. Zootaxa 3681: 524–538 - 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
  • Vicente, Natalin S. V. 2018. Headbob displays signal sex, social context and species identity in a Liolaemus lizard. Amphibia-Reptilia - get paper here
  • Vicente, Natalin; Halloy, Monique 2015. Male headbob display structure in a neotropical lizard, Liolaemus pacha (Iguania: Liolaemidae): relation to social context. The Herpetological Journal 25 (1): 49-53 - get paper here
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