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Phymaturus alicahuense NUÑEZ, VELOSO, ESPEJO, VELOSO, CORTES & ARAYA, 2010

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus alicahuense NUÑEZ, VELOSO, ESPEJO, VELOSO, CORTES & ARAYA 2010 
DistributionChile (central Cordillera)

Type locality: "quebrada de los Piuquenes, Región de Valparaíso (32° 16′ 07′′ S; 70° 28′ 19′′ W; 2948 m elevation)".  
Reproductionvivparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHNC 3821 (Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile, Santiago), by original designation. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: in NUÑEZ et al. 2011 (in Spanish).
 
CommentGroup: This species belongs to the palluma group (fide LOBO et al. 2015).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Núñez, H., A. Veloso, P. Espejo, C. Veloso, A. Cortés, and S. Araya 2010. Nuevas especies de Phymaturus (grupo palluma) para la zona Cordillerana Central de Chile (Reptilia, Sauria, Liolaemidae). Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile 59: 41–74.
  • 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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