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Liolaemus smaug ABDALA, QUINTEROS, SCROCCHI & STAZZONELLI, 2010

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus smaug ABDALA, QUINTEROS, SCROCCHI & STAZZONELLI 2010
Liolaemus elongatus elongatus CEI 1974
Liolaemus elongatus — CEI 1975
Liolaemus elongatus — CEI 1998
Liolaemus choique ABDALA, QUINTEROS, SCROCCHI & STAZZONELLI 2010 
DistributionArgentina (Mendoza)

Type locality: between Las Loicas and Volcán Peteroa Provincial Road 186 (35° 39’ 51.3’’ S, 70° 12’ 00.9’’ W), 1688 m elevation, Malargüe Department, Mendoza, Argentina.

choique: Argentina (Mendoza); Type locality: Paso el Choique, on provincial road 221 (36° 22’ 01.1’’ S, 69° 48’ 07.2 W), 2407 m elevation, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: FML 22449
Holotype: FML 22453 [choique] 
CommentSynonymy: Medina et al. 2017 found that DNA from L. choique nested within L. Smaug and L. antumalguen, but for convenience we list it with L. smaug here.

KWET 2012 says that the ABDALA paper was published in 2011. 
Etymologynamed after Tokien’s “Smaug”, the Golden, the last of the Middle Earth dragons. The species also exhibits a golden color.

L. choique was named after the type locality. 
References
  • Abdala, C.S.; Quinteros, A.S.; Scrocchi, G.J. & Stazzonelli, J.C. 2010. Three new species of the Liolaemus elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (2): 93-109 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; CINTIA DEBORA MEDINA, CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, JACK W. SITES, JR. & MARIANA MORANDO 2015. Molecular phylogenetic relationships of the lizard clade Liolaemus elongatus (Iguania: Liolaemini) with the description of a new species from an isolated volcanic peak in northern Patagonia. Zootaxa 3947 (1): 067–084 - get paper here
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, CINTIA DEBORA MEDINA, JACK WALTER SITES, JR & MARIANA MORANDO 2012. A new species of lizard of the Liolaemus elongatus clade (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemini) from Curi Leuvu River Valley, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina. Zootaxa 3325: 37–52 - 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - 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
 
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