Liolaemus puna LOBO & ESPINOZA, 2004
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|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Liolaemus puna LOBO & ESPINOZA 2004|
Liolaemus barbarae PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005
Liolaemus (Liolaemus) barbarae — RAMIREZ LEYTON & PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2005
|Distribution||NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, high-elevation (3680–4400 m) Puna regions), NE Chile, Bolivia (Potosí, Tarija)|
Type locality: Quebrada Los Berros, approximately 5 km east of Olacapato, Departamento Los Andes, Provincia de Salta, Argentina (24°08.35’S, 66°42.05’W; approximately 4200 m).
barbarae: Chile (El Loa); Type locality: On the Azufrera Road to Licancabur Volcano, 3000 m, E San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: FML 1364|
|Comment||Liolaemus puna n. sp. differs from all other members of the alticolor group in that male L. puna lack paravertebral markings and dorsolateral and vertebral stripes. Females, however, are similar to other members of the alticolor group but can be distinguished from them by several meristic characters. Liolaemus puna is widely distributed throughout the high-elevation (3680–4400 m) Puna regions (a flat or gently sloping steppe dominated by perennial bunch grasses and small shrubs) in northwestern Argentina and northeastern Chile.|
Quinteros & Lobo (2009) synonymized L. barbarae (common names: E: Bárbara’s lizard, S: Lagartija de Bárbara) with L. puna.
Distribution: Probably also in Bolivia (fide LANGSTROTH 2005).
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