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Liolaemus poconchilensis VALLADARES, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus poconchilensis VALLADARES 2004
Phrynosaura reichei — NÚÑEZ et al. 1998
Liolaemus cf. reichei — VALLADARES et al. 2002
Liolaemus poconchilensis — LANGSTROTH 2011 
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.” Map legend:
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TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-3604 
CommentThe 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 dimorphims, 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. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 <br />& ANGEL SPOTORNO 2002. Nueva especie de lagartija del norte de Chile, Liolaemus molinai (Reptilia: Liolaeminae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75: 473-489
  • Valladares, J.F. 2004. NUEVA ESPECIE DE LAGARTO DEL GÉNERO LIOLAEMUS (REPTILIA: LIOLAEMIDAE) DEL NORTE DE CHILE, PREVIAMENTE CONFUNDIDO CON LIOLAEMUS (= PHRYNOSAURA) REICHEI. Cuadernos de Herpetología 18 (1): 43-53 - get paper here
 
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