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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLiolaemus tenuis tenuis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837)
Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933 
Common NamesThin Tree Iguana 
SynonymProctotretus tenuis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 279
Proctotretus tenuis — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 269
Liolaemus tenuis — BOULENGER 1885: 152
Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933 (fide NÚÑEZ & JAKSIC 1992)
Liolaemus tenuis — SCROCCHI et al. 2010: 164

Liolaemus tenuis tenuis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837)
Troidurus ptychopleurus LICHTENSTEIN 1856
Liolaemus tenuis tenuis — GOETSCH & HELLMICH 1932
Liolaemus tenuis tenuis — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 207
Liolaemus tenuis tenuis — PETERS et al. 1970: 195

Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933
Proctotretus niger HALLOWELL 1856: 233 (?)
Liolaemus tenuis micropunctatus — GOETSCH & HELLMICH 1932 (nom. nud.)
Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933
Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 212
Liolaemus tenuis punctatissimus — PETERS et al. 1970: 195 
DistributionChile (S Coquimbo to Puerto Montt), Argentina (Rio Negro)

Type locality: "Chili". Restricted type locality: Umgebung von Santiago" (Hellmich, Abh. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: 80)  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN Paris 6847-6850 (11).
Syntypes: ZSM 213/1931/1-2 (originally ZSM 213/ 1931/a-b), 1 male, 1 female, collected by W. Goetsch, 05.01.1931 [punctatissimus] 
CommentSynonymy after Peters et al. 1970.

LOBO (2001) suggests the following monophyletic species groups within Liolaemus: alticolor, altissimus, gravenhorstii, hellmichi, kriegi, leopardinus, monticola, nigromaculatus, nigroviridis, pictus and tenuis. 
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