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Liolaemus scorialis TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, DÍAZ, ESQUERRÉ & URRA, 2015

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Slag Lizard
S: Lagarto del escorial 
SynonymLiolaemus scorialis TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, DÍAZ, ESQUERRÉ & URRA 2015
Liolaemus buergeri — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2001: 8 (part?)
Liolaemus buergeri — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ, 2005: 285 (part?) 
DistributionChile (Biobío Region)

Type locality: 7 km NW of the summit of the Antuco Volcano, near the Laja Lagoon, Biobío Region, Chile (37°21'S – 71°23'W, 1450 m elevation)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: SSUC Re 617 (Fig. 1). Male. Collected by J. Troncoso-Palacios, F. Urra and H. Díaz. 08/01/2014.
Paratypes. SSUC Re 615–16 two males and 612–614 three females (Figs 1 and 3). The same data as the holotype. MRC 675, 677, 680, 682. Four males. La Mula Lagoon (37°53'S – 71°22'W), Ralco National Reserve. Unknown coll. 01/12/2001. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species name refers to the habitat, which is composed of accumulations of igneous rocks from the Antuco Volcano, called “scoria” from the Greek “skoria”. 
References
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Pincheira-Donoso D 2001. Distribución geográfica de Liolaemus buergeri Werner, 1907 (Reptilia- Tropiduridae) en Chile y Argentina nuevos datos y comentarios. Noticiario Mensual del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile 346: 8–11
  • 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
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Díaz HA, Esquerré D, Urra FA 2015. Two new species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemidae) from Andean highlands of southern Chile. ZooKeys 500: 83-109. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.500.8725 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Diaz HA, Puas GI, Riveros-Riffo E, Elorza AA 2016. Two new Liolaemus lizards from the Andean highlands of Southern Chile (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemidae). ZooKeys 632: 121-146 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Esquerré D, Urra FA, Díaz HA, Castro-Pastene C, Ruiz MS. 2018. The true identity of the new world iguanid lizard Liolaemus chillanensis Müller and Hellmich 1932 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and description of a new species in the Liolaemus elongatus group. Zoological Studies 57:22; doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-22 - get paper here
 
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