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Liolaemus umbrifer ESPINOZA & LOBO, 2003

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus umbrifer ESPINOZA & LOBO 2003 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca), elevation 3190-3490 m

Type locality: Quebrada de Randolfo, Ruta Provincial 43, 60.3 km northwest of intersection of Ruta Provincial 4 and Ruta Provincial 43, 166 km southeast of Antofagasta de la Sierra, Departamento Antofagasta, Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina (26° 51.456’ S, 66° 44.804’ W; 3192 m elevation). Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: FML 9934 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin “umbra” = shade and the Latin suffix “-ifer” (from the verb fero) = to carry or bear. The name “shade bearer” refers to the distinctly black upper arms and shoulders of this species. Belongs to the Liolaemus elongatus group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000). See entry of Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis. 
References
  • Abdala, C.S. & Lobo, F. 2007. Geographic Distribution: Liolaemus umbrifer. Herpetological Review 38 (1): 101 - get paper here
  • Abdala, Cristian Simón; Quinteros, Andres Sebastian 2014. Los últimos 30 años de estudios de la familia de lagartijas más diversa de Argentina. Actualización taxonómica y sistemática de Liolaemidae Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 55-82 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Avila,L.J.; Perez, C.H.F. & Morando,M. 2003. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Patagonia (Neuquén, Argentina). Herpetologica 59 (4): 534–545 - get paper here
  • Espinoza, R.E. & Lobo, F. 2003. Two new species of Liolaemus lizards from northwestern Argentina: speciation within the Northern subclade of the elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Herpetologica 59 (1): 89-105 - 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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