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Liolaemus platei WERNER, 1898

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Braided Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus platei WERNER 1898: 255
Liolaemus platei — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 193
Liolaemus (Liolaemus) platei — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 425 
DistributionChile (Copiapo, Coquimbo, Curicó)

Type locality: Coquimbo, Chile  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 13445. 
CommentThe former subspecies L. p. curicensis has been raised to full species status. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Ludwg Hermann Plate (1862-1937), a German zoologist, geneticist, and Haeckel's successor as Professor at Jena (1909-1935). For biographical notes see Beolens et al. 2011 and Levit and Hoßfeld 2006. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Levit, Georgy S. and Uwe Hoßfeld 2006. The Forgotten “Old-Darwinian” Synthesis: The Evolutionary Theory of Ludwig H. Plate (1862–1937). NTM International Journal of History & Ethics of Natural Sciences Technology & Medicine, 14: 9-25, DOI 10.1007/s00048-005-0233-3 - get paper here
  • Marambio-Alfaro, Yery, Jaime Troncoso-Palacios 2014. Una nueva especie de Liolaemus del grupo de L. nigromaculatus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) para la Región de Atacama, Chile. Basic and Applied Herpetology 28: 65-77 - get paper here
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • Núñez,H.; Schulte, J.A. & Garín, C. 2001. Liolaemus josephorum, nueva especie de lagartija para el Norte de Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 91-107
  • Ortiz, J. C. 1973. Nota distribucional sobre Liolaemus platei platei Werner Posicion sistematica y consideraciones acerca de la distribucion biogeographica de Dromicus chilensis Steindachner 1867. Anales del museo de historia natural 6: 75-80
  • Panzera A, Leaché AD, D’Elía G, Victoriano PF. 2017. Phylogenomic analysis of the Chilean clade of Liolaemus lizards (Squamata: Liolaemidae) based on sequence capture data. PeerJ 5:e3941 - get paper here
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, Daniel & HERMAN NÚÑEZ 2005. The Chilean species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Taxonomy, systematics and evolution [in Spanish] Mus Nac Hist Nat Chile Publ Ocas 59: 1-486 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2012. Comentarios sobre el enigmático Liolaemus melanopleurus (Philippi 1860) a 152 años de su descripción. La Chiricoca (14): 14-21
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Nueva lista actualizada de los reptiles terrestres de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1898. Die Reptilien und Batrachier der Sammlung Plate. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Oekol. Geogr. Tiere (suppl. 4): 244-278 - get paper here
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