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Microlophus tarapacensis (DONOSO-BARROS, 1966)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tarapaca Pacific Iguana 
SynonymTropidurus tarapacensis DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 158
Microlophus tarapacensis — FROST 1992: 48
Microlophus tarapacensis — FROST et al. 2001: 361 
DistributionChile (Tarapaca)

Type locality: Desierto de Tarapacá, Chile. Restricted to “transect between the form­ ers Central and Pozo Almonte train stations (approximately 22 km), Tarapacá Region, Chile” by Troncoso-Palacios 2018  
TypesHolotype: IZUA (Inst. Zool. Univ. Chile) No. 8924 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Santiago: Univ. Chile, 458 + cxlvi pp.
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2018. Propuesta de Restricción de la localidad tipo de Microlophus tarapacensis (Donoso-Barros, 1966) (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Cuad. herpetol. 32 (2): 123­127 - get paper here
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