Liolaemus pacha JUÁREZ HEREDIA, ROBLES & HALLOY, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liolaemus pacha?
|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Liolaemus pacha JUÁREZ HEREDIA, ROBLES & HALLOY 2013|
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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|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Synonymy: 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).
|Etymology||Pacha 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.|
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