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Liolaemus purul ABDALA, SEMHAN, MORENO AZOCAR, BONINO, PAZ & CRUZ, 2012

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus purul ABDALA, SEMHAN, MORENO AZOCAR, BONINO, PAZ & CRUZ 2012
Liolaemus boulengeri — CEI 1986
Liolaemus loboi — ABDALA & LOBO 2006
Liolaemus boulengeri — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2007 
DistributionArgentina (Neuquén)

Type locality: 6 km N of San Ignacio, on the way to Zapala National Route 40, Department La Rinconada, Neuquén Province, Argentina. 39° 50 ́ 54.4" S, 70° 39 ́ 52.6" W, 1071 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype:- FML 24153 (FBC 1694): C. Abdala, M. Bonino, F. Cruz, L. Moreno
Azócar , R. V. Semhan Cols. 3/XII/2009. Paratypes.— FML 24154 – 163: Same locality and data of the holotype. 
CommentSimilar species: has been confused initially with Liolaemus boulengeri and then with Liolaemus loboi. 
EtymologyThe mapuche word “purul” means “alternated black and white colors (as on a chess board)”. This color pattern is present on the supralabials and is a typical feature that distinguishes this species from the rest of the species belonging to the L. melanops group. 
References
  • ABDALA C. S., R. V. SEMHAN, D. L. MORENO AZOCAR, M. BONINO, M. M. PAZ & F. CRUZ 2012. Taxonomic study and morphology based phylogeny of the patagonic clade Liolaemus melanops group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with the description of three new taxa. Zootaxa 3163: 1–32 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Grummer, J. A., Morando, M. M., Avila, L. J., Sites Jr., J. W., & Leaché, A. D. 2018. Phylogenomic evidence for a recent and rapid radiation of lizards in the Patagonian Liolaemus fitzingerii species group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
 
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