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Liolaemus talampaya AVILA, MORANDO, PEREZ & SITES, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus talampaya AVILA, MORANDO, PEREZ & SITES 2004 
DistributionArgentina (La Rioja).

Type locality: Rio Las Yeguas, Sierra de los Tarjados, Parque Nacional Talampaya (29° 44’ S, 67° 45’ W), elevation 1200 m, Felipe Varela Department, La Rioja Province, Argentina.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: FML 13411 (Fundación Miguel Lillo) 
DiagnosisSee Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis.
 
CommentBelongs to the Liolaemus elongatus group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez C.H.F. & Sites, J.W. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of lizards of the Liolaemus petrophilus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae), with descriptions of two new species from western Argentina. Herpetologica 60 (2): 187-203 - 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Quinteros, A.S.; Abdala, C.S.; Díaz Gómez, J.M. & Scrocchi, G.J. 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of Central West Argentina. South American J. Herp. 3 (2): 101-111 - get paper here
 
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