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Liolaemus poconchilensis VALLADARES, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus poconchilensis VALLADARES 2004
Phrynosaura reichei — NÚÑEZ et al. 1998
Liolaemus cf. reichei — VALLADARES et al. 2002
Liolaemus poconchilensis — LANGSTROTH 2011
Liolaemus poconchilensis — AGUILAR-PUNTRIANO et al. 2019
Liolaemus reichei — VILLEGAS-PAREDES et al. 2020
Liolaemus poconchilensis — VILLEGAS-PAREDES et al. 2020 
DistributionN Chile (Arica), Peru (Tacna)

Type locality: “en la localidad de Poconchile (18° 26’ S; 70°05’ W) a 1100 msnm, Provincia de Arica, Región de Tarapacá, Chile.”  
TypesHolotype: MNHNC 3604 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (short): The new species differs from the boulengeri group in lacking a patch enlarged scales on the posterior thigh. It remaining species of the montanus group by its moderate size, some dorsal scales with slight keels, smoth, and rounded dorsal body scale and mildly imbricate. It has a sexual dimorphism. 
CommentHabitat: it ocurs over 1000 m of elevation and their habitat coresponds to the hiperdesert or interior desert. 
EtymologyEl nombre de esta especie está basado en la localidad tipo, Poconchile, interior de Arica. 
  • Aguilar, Cesar; Perry L. Wood Jr, Mark C. Belk, Mike H. Duff and Jack W. Sites Jr 2016. Different roads lead to Rome: Integrative taxonomic approaches lead to the discovery of two new lizard lineages in the Liolaemus montanus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12890 - get paper here
  • Aguilar-Puntriano, César, César Ramírez , Ernesto Castillo, Alejandro Mendoza, Victor J. Vargas and Jack W. Sites, Jr. 2019. Three New Lizard Species of the Liolaemus montanus Group from Perú. Diversity 11(9): 161 - get paper here
  • Chaparro JC, Quiroz AJ, Mamani L, Gutiérrez RC, Condori P, De la Riva I, Herrera-Juárez G, Cerdeña J, Arapa LP, Abdala CS. 2020. An endemic new species of Andean lizard of the genus Liolaemus from southern Peru (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and its phylogenetic position. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 47–63 (e238)
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Díaz-Vega, Raúl Ignacio 2015. Observaciones conductuales de especies del grupo de Liolaemus montanus. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 2: 24-26 - get paper here
  • Gutierrez, Roberto; Chaparro, Juan Carlos; Vásquez, Meylin Y.; Quiroz, Aarón Josue; Aguilar Kirigin, Álvaro; Abdala, Cristian Simon 2018. Descripción y relaciones filogenéticas de una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) y notas sobre el grupo de L. montanus de Perú. Cuad. herpetol. 32 (2): 81-99 - get paper here
  • Huamaní-Valderrama L, Quiroz AJ, Gutiérrez RC, Aguilar-Kirigin A, Huanca-Mamani W, Valladares-Faúndez P, Cerdeña J, Chaparro JC, Santa Cruz R, Abdala CS. 2020. Some color in the desert: description of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from southern Peru, and its conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(3) [Taxonomy Section]: 1–30 (e250) - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2011. On the species identities of a complex Liolaemus fauna from the Altiplano and Atacama Desert: insights on Liolaemus stolzmanni, L. reichei, L. jamesi pachecoi, and L. poconchilensis (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 2809: 20–32 - get paper here
  • NÚÑEZ, H., J. NAVARRO, J. SUFÁN & J. L. GALAZ 1998. Distribución geográfica de Phrynosaura (Reptilia, Tropiduridae). Noticiario Mensual del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Chile) 34: 1-14.
  • VALLADARES, J. PABLO; RICHARD ETHERIDGE, JAMES SCHULTE II, GERMAN MANRIQUEZ & ANGEL SPOTORNO 2002. Nueva especie de lagartija del norte de Chile, Liolaemus molinai (Reptilia: Liolaeminae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75: 473-489 - get paper here
  • Valladares-Faúndez P, Etheridge R, Abdala CS. 2018. Resurrection and redescription of Liolaemus reichei, proposal of a neotype to stabilize its taxonomy. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 89: 393–401
  • Valladares-Faúndez, P., Franco-León, P., Jove Chipana, C., Navarro Guzmán, M., Ignacio-Apaza, J., Apaza, J. I., ... & Abdala, C. S. 2021. A new lizard of the Liolaemus montanus group that inhabits the hyperarid desert of southern Peru. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2): 10-22 - get paper here
  • Villegas Paredes, L., Huamaní-Valderrama, L., Luque-Fernández, C., Gutiérrez, R.C., Quiróz, A.J., & Abdala, C. S. 2020. Una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) perteneciente al grupo L. montanus en las lomas costeras del sur de Perú. Revista de Biología Tropical, 68(1): 69-86 - get paper here
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