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Liolaemus polystictus LAURENT, 1992

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus polystictus LAURENT 1992
Liolaemus polystictus — ABDALA et al. 2013
Liolaemus polystictus — AGUILAR-PUNTRIANO et al. 2019 
DistributionPeru (Huancavelica)

Type locality: “Santa Inez (13° 12’ S, 75° 05’ W), about 100 km S of Huancavelica, Depto. Huancavelica, Peru”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 45845 
CommentHabitat: one of the few reptiles that reaches altitudes above 5000 m (Olivera and Aguilar 2020) 
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Marcos Maximiliano Paz & Romina Valeria Semhan 2013. Nuevo Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) con novedoso carácter morfológico, de la frontera entre Argentina y Chile. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61 (4): 1563-1584 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Cerdeña J, Farfán J, Quiroz AJ 2021. A high mountain lizard from Peru: The world’s highest-altitude reptile. Herpetozoa 34: 61-65 - 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)
  • 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
  • Laurent R F 1992. On some overlooked species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann (Reptilia Tropiduridae) from Peru. Breviora (494): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Olivera DA, Aguilar CA 2020. Dieta de la lagartija neotropical Liolaemus polystictus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) de los andes centrales, Huancavelica, Perú. Revista peruana de biología 27(3): 339–348 - get paper here
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