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Phymaturus aguedae TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & ESQUERRÉ, 2014

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Agueda’s Rocky Lizard
S: Matuasto de Agueda 
SynonymPhymaturus aguedae TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & ESQUERRÉ 2014 
DistributionChile (Metro­politan Region, San Ramón Highlands)

Type locality: near the summit of the Provincia Mountain (33°25' S, 70°26' W), 2712 m elevation, Metro­politan Region, Chile Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: SSUC Re 588 (Colección de Flora y Fauna Profesor Patricio Sánchez Reyes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Adult male. Collected by Jaime Troncoso­Palacios and F. Meza colls. 22/11/2011.
Paratypes: SSUC Re 592. One adult male. Near the summit of Provincia Mountain in the “Paso de Piedras”, 2707 m. Jaime Troncoso­ Palacios and L. Negrete colls. November 2009. SSUC Re 595–96, two males and SSUC Re 593–94, two juveniles. Near the summit of Provincia Mountain, between 2683 and 2716 m. Jaime Troncoso­Palacios and F. Díaz colls. January 2011. SSUC Re 589. Adult female. Near the summit of the Provincia Mountain, 2707 m. Jaime Troncoso­-Palacios and M. L. Carrevedo. 03/02/2012 (Figure 3). 
CommentSimilar specis: P. darwinii. In fact, may be a synonym of P. darwini (Demangel 2016).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species is named after Agueda Palacios, the mother of JTP. 
  • 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
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime and Damien Esquerré 2014. A new species of Phymaturus of the P. mallimaccii Group from the Andes of central Chile (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 13 (1):3–15 - get paper here
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