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Liolaemus robertmertensi HELLMICH, 1964

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRobert's Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus robertmertensi HELLMICH 1964
Liolaemus robertmertensi — SCHULTE et al. 2000 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca, La Rioja [HR 30: 116])

Type locality: Gebirge in der Umgebung von Belen, Catamarca, Argentina  
ReproductionOviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 152/1926, male, collected by V. Weiser, 28.12.1926. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Robert Mertens (1894-1975), Russian-born herpetologist who worked most of his life at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. 
References
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Hellmich,W. 1964. Über eine neue Liolaemus-Art aus den Bergen von Catamarca, Argentinien. Senckenbergiana biologica 45: 505-507
  • QUINTEROS, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN 2013. A morphology-based phylogeny of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3670: 1-32 - get paper here
  • SCHULTE II, JAMES A.; J. ROBERT MACEY, ROBERT E. ESPINOZA AND ALLAN LARSON 2000. Phylogenetic relationships in the iguanid lizard genus Liolaemus: multiple origins of viviparous reproduction and evidence for recurring Andean vicariance and dispersal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 75–102 - get paper here
 
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