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Liolaemus rothi KOSLOWSKY, 1898

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Roth's Sand Iguana, Roth’s Rock lizard 
SynonymLiolaemus rothi KOSLOWSKY 1898: 177
Liolaemus rothi — MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1938
Liolaemus ruizleali DONOSO-BARROS & CEI 1971 (fide CEI & SCOLARO 1987)
Liolaemus rothi — PETERS et al. 1970: 193
Liolaemus rothi — ETHERIDGE 2000
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) rothi — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus rothi — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 99
Liolaemus rothi — PEREZ et al. 2011
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) rothi — MORANDO et al. 2020 
DistributionArgentina (Patagonia, Rio Negro, Chubut)

Type locality: "territorio del Neuquen".  
TypesLectotype: MLP S 1062 (Mus. La Plata) 
CommentSome specimens previously referred to L. rothi have been described as new species by ETHERIDGE & CHRISTIE (2003). These authors also redescribed L. rothi. L. rothi also was found to be paraphyletic by AVILA et al. (2006).

Group: member of the Liolaemus rothi complex.

Distribution: not in Chile fide Demangel 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after Santiago Roth, geologist of the Museo La Plata. 
  • 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
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M. & Sites, J.W. 2006. Congeneric phylogeography: hypothesizing species limits and evolutionary processes in Patagonian lizards of the Liolaemus boulengeri group (Squamata: Liolaemini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society <br />89: 241–275. - 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 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; MELISA OLAVE, CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, DANIEL ROBERTO PEREZ, MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Molecular phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus rothi complex and a new species of lizard from Auca Mahuida Volcano (Squamata: Liolaemini). Zootaxa 3608 (4): 221–238 - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. On a small collection of reptiles from Argentina. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 34: 139-142 - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M. 1990. Further comments on the holotype of Liolaemus ruizeali Donoso Baros and Cei, 1971, from the northern Patagonia, Argentina (Reptilia, Iguanidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 8 (1): 45-52
  • Cei, J. M.;Scolaro, J. A. 1987. The true systematic status of Liolaemus ruisleali Donoso Barros and Cei, 1971, from Northern Patagonia, Argentina (Reptilia, Iguanidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 5 (1): 179-187
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • Etheridge, R. & Christie, M.I. 2003. Two new species of the lizard genus Liolaemus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from northern Patagonia, with comments on Liolaemus rothi. Journal of Herpetology 37 (2): 325-341 - get paper here
  • Gallardo, Jose M. 1971. Algunos ideas sobre la zoogeografia de los saurios patagonicos. Revista Museo Argentino De Ciencias Naturales Bernadino Rivadavia 1 (4): 135-146
  • Koslowsky,J. 1898. Enumeración sistemática y distribución geográfica de los reptiles argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 8: 161-200 - get paper here
  • Minoli I, Morando M, Avila LJ 2015. Reptiles of Chubut province, Argentina: richness, diversity, conservation status and geographic distribution maps. ZooKeys 498: 103-126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.498.7476 - get paper here
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1939. Liolaemus-Arten aus dem westlichen Argentinien. Zool. Anz. 128: 1-17
  • Núñez,H.; Schulte, J.A. & Garín, C. 2001. Liolaemus josephorum, nueva especie de lagartija para el Norte de Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 91-107
  • Olave, Melisa; Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites Jr, Mariana Morando 2016. Hidden diversity within the lizard genus Liolaemus: genetic vs morphological divergence in the L. rothi complex (SQUAMATA: LIOLAEMINAE). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Perez, C.H.F.; N. Frutos; M. Kozykariski; M. Morando; D.R. Perez; L.J. Avila. 2011. Lizards of Rio Negro Province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. Check List 7 (3): 202-219 - get paper here
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, Daniel & HERMAN NÚÑEZ 2005. The Chilean species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Taxonomy, systematics and evolution [in Spanish] Mus Nac Hist Nat Chile Publ Ocas 59: 1-486 - get paper here
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, DANIEL; J. ALEJANDRO SCOLARO & JAMES A. SCHULTE II 2007. The limits of polymorphism in Liolaemus rothi: Molecular and phenotypic evidence for a new species of the Liolaemus boulengeri clade (Iguanidae, Liolaemini) from boreal Patagonia of Chile. Zootaxa 1452: 25-42 - 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
  • Scrocchi, Gustavo J.; Cristian S. Abdala,Javier Nori, Hussam Zaher 2010. Reptiles de la provincia de Río Negro, Argentina. Fondo Ed. Rionegrino, 249 pp.
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