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Liolaemus ubaghsi ESQUERRÉ, TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, GARÍN & NÚÑEZ, 2014

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ubaghs’ leopard lizard
S: Lagarto leopardo de Ubaghs 
SynonymLiolaemus ubaghsi ESQUERRÉ, TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, GARÍN & NÚÑEZ 2014
Liolaemus leopardinus leopardinus — NÚÑEZ 1992: 10
Liolaemus elongatus — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ. 2005: 260 
DistributionC Chile (SE of Santiago)

Type locality: Chapa Verde, between the ski field and reservoir, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region, Chile. 34°03'S 70°26'W, 2210 m elevation. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. MNHNCL-3813, Male, collected by Herman Núñez, Carlos Garín and Daniel Pincheira-Donoso. On May 22-23, 2003 (Fig. 1).
Paratypes. MNHNCL-3812, 3814 and 3816 males; MNHNCL-3808, 3809, 3810, 3811, and 3815 females (Fig. 2). Same collection data as the holotype. SSUC Re-491 and 492 females, collected by R. Thomson and G. Ugalde. Tranque Barahona, El Teniente Mine, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region, Chile. On April the 15th, 2008. Measurements in Table 1. 
Comment 
EtymologyThis species is named after Prof. Georges Ubaghs (1916-2005), Belgian paleontologist, who made some of the greatest contributions to the knowledge of Palaeozoic echinoderms in the 20th century. He is also the great-grandfather of the first author of this paper (DE). 
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
  • ESQUERRÉ, DAMIEN; JAIME TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, CARLOS F. GARÍN & HERMAN NÚNEZ 2014. The missing leopard lizard: Liolaemus ubaghsi sp. nov., a new species of the leopardinus clade (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae) from the Andes of the O’Higgins Region in Chile. Zootaxa 3815 (4): 507–525 - get paper here
 
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