Phymaturus manuelae SCOLARO & IBARGÜENGOYTÍA, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phymaturus manuelae?
|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Phymaturus manuelae SCOLARO & IBARGÜENGOYTÍA 2008|
|Distribution||Argentina (Rio Negro)|
Type locality: rocky outcrops (950 m elevation) adjacent to
National Road 23, 26 km west of Comallo, Rio Negro Province, Argentina [41° 1’ S, 70° 32’ W] Map legend:
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- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: MLP R. 5370, adult male. Collected by N.R. Ibargüengoytía, J.A. Scolaro and J. Gutiérrez, 20 December 2007. Paratypes: UNCo-PH 201, adult male; MLP-R. 5371, adult female; UNCo-PH 202, adult female.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Phymaturus manuelae shows a noticeable polychromatism. However, as in other species of the genus, females appear to be bigger than males (Ibargüengoytía 2004). The new species is a member of the patagonicus group, distinguished from the palluma group in having flat imbricate superciliaries rather than being rectangular and non-overlapping; slightly spiny and non-rugose caudal scales in verticilles (as seen among members of the palluma group). However, it has also the subocular scale fragmented (into 2–4 scales; mode = 3) and separated from supralabials by two rows of lorilabials, as in most species of the palluma group, but not seen in the majority of members of the patagonicus group with some geographical exceptions. Phymaturus manuelae may be distinguished from other members of the patagonicus group in having a peculiar coloration.|
Group: This species belongs to the patagonicus group (fide LOBO et al. 2010).
|Etymology||The species name “manuelae” is dedicated to Manuela Martínez the daughter of Nora Ibargüengoytía and Martín, who has accompanied her for most of her fieldwork and congresses since she was born.|
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