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Liolaemus sarmientoi DONOSO-BARROS, 1973

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus archeforus sarmientoi DONOSO-BARROS 1973: 163
Liolaemus sarmientoi CEI & SCOLARO 1996
Liolaemus sarmientoi — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 66
Liolaemus sarmientoi — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO et al. 2008
Liolaemus sarmientoi — BREITMAN et al. 2015 
DistributionArgentina (Santa Cruz), Chile

Type locality: Chile, Magallanes, Monte Aymondi  
TypesHolotype: MZUC (Mus. Zool. Univ. Concepción, Chile) No. 5626. 
CommentGroup: kingii group.

Phylogenetics: this “species” is one striking case in which mitochondrial and nuclear sequence give dramatically discrepant phylogenies (Sánchez et al. 2023). 
EtymologyNamed after Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532-1592), a Spanish explorer, navigator, scientist, and author. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Breitman, M. Florencia; , Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites Jr., and Mariana Morando 2011. Lizards from the end of the world: Phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (2): 364-376 - get paper here
  • Breitman, M. Florencia; Marcelo F. Bonino, Jack W. Sites, Jr., Luciano J. Avila, and Mariana Morando 2015. Morphological Variation, Niche Divergence, and Phylogeography of Lizards of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus Section (Liolaemini) from Southern Patagonia. Herpetological Monographs 29 (1): 65-88 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Mariana Morando and Luciano Javier Avila 2013. Past and present taxonomy of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Liolaemidae): is the morphological arrangement hypothesis valid? Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168 (3): 612–668 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Minoli, Ignacio; Avila, Luciano Javier; Medina, Cintia Debora; Sites, Jr., Jack Walter; Morando, Mariana 2014. Lagartijas de la provincia de Santa Cruz (Argentina): distribución geográfica, diversidad genética y estado de conservación . Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 83-110 - get paper here
  • Cei J M. Scolaro J A. 1996. A new species of Liolaemus of the archeforus group from the precordilleran valley of the Zeballos river, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Reptilia, Tropiduridae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 14 (2): 389-401
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1973. Una nueva lagartija magallánica (Reptilia, Iguanidae). Neotropica 19: 163-164
  • Fernández, J. B., Smith, J. Jr, Scolaro, A., Ibargüengoytía, N. R. 2011. Performance and thermal sensitivity of the southernmost lizards in the world, Liolaemus sarmientoi and Liolaemus magellanicus. Journal of Thermal Biology 36: 15-22 - get paper here
  • Fernández, Jimena B. & Nora R. Ibargüengoytía 2012. Does acclimation at higher temperatures affect the locomotor performance of one of the southernmost reptiles in the world? Acta Herpetologica 7 (2): 281-296 - get paper here
  • Fernandez, Jimena B.; Medina, Marlin; Kubisch, Erika L.; Manero, Amanda A.; Scolaro, J. Alejandro; Ibarguengoytia, Nora R. 2015. Female reproductive biology of the lizards Liolaemus sarmientoi and L. magellanicus from the southern end of the world. The Herpetological Journal 25 (2): 101-108 - get paper here
  • Ibargüengoytía, N. R., Medina, S.M., Fernández, J. B., Gutiérrez, J. A., Tappari, F., Scolaro, A. 2010. Thermal biology of the southernmost lizards in the world: Liolaemus sarmientoi and Liolaemus magellanicus from Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Thermal Biology 35, 21-27 - 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
  • Rosas, Yamina Micaela; Pablo Luis Peri and Guillermo Martínez Pastur. 2018. Potential biodiversity map of lizard species in Southern Patagonia: environmental characterization, desertification influence and analyses of protection areas. Amphibia-Reptilia 30 (3): 289–301 - get paper here
  • Sánchez, K. I., Avila, L. J., Sites Jr, J. W., & Morando, M. 2021. An integrative approach to address species limits in the southernmost members of the Liolaemus kingii group (Squamata: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107046 - get paper here
  • Sánchez, Kevin I; Emilce G Diaz Huesa, María F Breitman, Luciano J Avila, Jack W Sites Jr., Mariana Morando 2023. Complex Patterns of Diversification in the Gray Zone of Speciation: Model-Based Approaches Applied to Patagonian Liolaemid Lizards (Squamata: Liolaemus kingii clade). Systematic Biology syad019 - get paper here
  • Scolaro, J. A. and J. M. Cei 1997. Systematic status and relationships of Liolaemus species of the archeforus and kingii groups: a morphological and taxonumerical approach (Reptilia: Tropiduridae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 15 (2): 369-406
  • Tulli, M.J.; F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, V. Abdala 2009. The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in neotropical iguanian lizards. Zoology 112 (5): 379-392 - get paper here
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