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Liolaemus telsen CEI & SCOLARO, 1999

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus telsen CEI & SCOLARO 1999
Liolaemus telsen — PEREZ et al. 2011 
DistributionArgentina (Chubut, Rio Negro)

Type locality: “900 m elevation, Chubut, Argentina (some 80 km to west from Telsen), on southern rocky slopes of the basaltc Somuncurá plateau".  
TypesHolotype: MRSN = Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, No. R 1648-1. 
EtymologyNamed after the rocky area of its habitat, especially the Cortaderia bushes, a very common gras, which in the native language (Tehuelche Meridional) of local people are called “Telsen”. 
  • 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, 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
  • Cei, J. M. and J. A. Scolaro 1999. Speciation of the "darwinii Complex" (genus Liolaemus, "patch group") in the southernmost area of its distribution (Reptilia: Tropiduridae). Rev. Française Aquariol. 26 (1-2): 79-82
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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