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Liolaemus pachacutec AGUILAR, WOOD, CUSI, GUZMÁN, HUARI, LUNDBERG, MORTENSEN, RAMÍREZ, ROBLES, SUÁREZ, TICONA, VARGAS, VENEGAS & SITES, 2013

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus pachacutec AGUILAR, WOOD, CUSI, GUZMÁN, HUARI, LUNDBERG, MORTENSEN, RAMÍREZ, ROBLES, SUÁREZ, TICONA, VARGAS, VENEGAS & SITES 2013 
DistributionPeru (Cusco, Apurímac), elevation 4023–4972 m

Type locality: Challabamba, Paucartambo Province, Cusco Department, Peru, -13.254S, -71.838W, elevation 4364 m Map legend:
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Reproductionprobably viviparous 
TypesHolotype: MUSM 29683, adult male collected on 1 April 2009 by César Ramírez.
Paratypes: MUSM, BYU 
CommentSexual dimorphism: Males have a complete or partial melanistic belly and throat, while females have a white or yellow belly and black spots on throat. Some males have orange and yellow dots on lateral belly and yellow dots on chin scales, and ventral field with orange and black dots.

Size: SVL max. 2 mm 
EtymologyThe specific epithet pachacutec refers to one of most important Inca rulers, Pachacutec, who built the best known Inca ruins, including Machu Picchu and Pisac, this last site at a higher elevation just above the type locality. The species name is in the nominative singular. 
References
  • Aguilar, Cesar; Perry Wood, Juan Carlos Cusi, Alfredo Guzman, Frank Huari, Mikael Lundberg, Emma Mortensen, César Ramirez, Daniel Robles, Juana Suarez, Andres Ticona, Victor Vargas, Pablo J. Venegas, Jack Sites 2013. Integrative taxonomy and preliminary assessment of species limits in the Liolaemus walkeri complex (Squamata, Liolaemidae) with descriptions of three new species from Peru. ZooKeys 364 (2013): 47-91; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.364.6109 - get paper here
 
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