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Phymaturus aguanegra LOBO, LASPIUR & ACOSTA, 2013

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus aguanegra LOBO, LASPIUR & ACOSTA 2013 
DistributionNW Argentina

Type locality: Paso Agua Negra, Iglesia department, San Juan province, Argentina. 30°23’ S; 69°34’ W. 2900 m elevation. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: MCN 975. Male. April 2007. A. Laspiur, E. Sanabria & L. Quiroga collectors.
Paratypes: MCN (969, 973-975, 977, 979, 982, 984, 988, 990-991, 995 and 971-972, 976, 978, 980, 981, 983, 986-987, 989, 992-993). 13 males and 14 females. Same data as holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is given after its type locality. [“Agua Negra”] toponym, which refers to the dark water aspect of Andean streams near the type locality. 
  • Lobo, F., Barrasso, D. A., Hibbard, T. and Basso, N. G. 2015. On the evolution and diversification of an Andean clade of reptiles: combining morphology and DNA sequences of the palluma group (Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12335
  • LOBO, FERNANDO; ALEJANDRO LASPIUR, JUAN CARLOS ACOSTA 2013. Description of new andean species of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Argentina. Zootaxa 3683: 117–132 - get paper here
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