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Phymaturus denotatus LOBO, NENDA & SLODKI, 2012

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus denotatus LOBO, NENDA & SLODKI 2012 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca)

Type locality: Laguna Blanca, 26°34’09’’S 66°56’40’’W, 3440 m elevation, Belén, Catamarca Province, Argentina. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: MACN 40512 (ex-MCN 3184). Adult female. Collected 13 March 2010 by L. Ferna ́ndez, F. Lobo, S. Nenda, and D. Slodki (Fig. 1A,B).
Paratypes.—Nine females, three males, and eight juveniles. Same data as for holotype: MACN 40513 (ex-MCN 3175 male); MACN 40514 (ex-MCN 3185 female); MACN 40515 (ex-MCN 3182 female); MACN 40516 (ex-MCN 3180 female); MACN 40517 (ex-MCN 3160 female); MCN 3159, 3176 (males); MCN 3161, 3170, 3181, 3183, 3186 (females); MCN 3177– 79, 3187–89, (juveniles); MACN 40373–40374 (two juveniles). Laguna Blanca, 26u349400S 66u589580W, 3800 m, Bele ́n, Catamarca Prov- ince, Argentina. Collected 12 November 2009 by S. Barrionuevo, B. Blotto, and S. Nenda. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet denotatus means ‘‘marked out,’’ alluding to a scapular spot (conspicuous particularly in newborns, juveniles, and females; less noticeable in males). 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Lobo, Fernando; Santiago Javier Nenda, and Demian Slodki 2012. A New Lizard of Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Argentina. Herpetologica 68 (1): 121-133. - get paper here
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