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Microlophus yanezi (ORTIZ-ZAPATA, 1980)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidurus yanezi ORTIZ-ZAPATA 1980
Microlophus yanezi — FROST 1992
Microlophus yanezi — FROST et al. 2001: 361 

Type locality: Chile, Tarapaca, Poconchile, 515 m, Valle de Lluta.  
TypesHolotype: MHNV ? (Univ. Chile Valparaiso No. 820) 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Jose Lautaro Yañez-Valenzuela (b. 1951), a zoologist, herpetologist, and marine mammalogist at Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Ortiz-Zapata, J.C. 1980. Revision taxonomica del género Tropidurus en Chile. Reunion Iberoam. Zool. Vertebr. 1: 355-377 (1977)
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