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

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesS: Matuasto del Maule 
SynonymPhymaturus maulense NUÑEZ, VELOSO, ESPEJO, VELOSO, CORTES & ARAYA 2010
Phymaturus palluma — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 349
Phymaturus palluma — NÚÑEZ & LABRA 1985
Phymaturus flagellifer — NÚÑEZ 1992
Phymaturus flagellifer — NÚÑEZ 1996
Phymaturus damasense TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & LOBO 2012 
DistributionChile (central Cordillera)

Type locality: "Vilches Alto, El Enladrillado, Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay 35 °35′ S; 70° 58′ W; 2189 m elevation".

damasense: Chile; Type locality: “Las Damas” river, approximately 1.5 Km to east from Termas del Flaco (34°57’56’’S – 70°24’45’’W), 66 km SE from San Fernando, Región del Libertador Bernardo O’ Higgins, Chile. Elevation 1765-2032 m.  
TypesHolotype: MNHNC 3939 (Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile, Santiago), by original designation.
Holotype: MNHNC 4782 (Fig. 1a). Adult male. Collectors: J. Troncoso-Palacios and F. Ferri, 14/01/2011; Paratypes: SSUC; Re 0413-17. One adult male and four adult females, same data as the holotype (Fig. 1b). Between 1765 and 2032m. MNHN;4745-48. One adult male, two adult females and one juvenile. Termas del Flaco (Río Las Damas). Collectors: H. Núñez and D. Esquerré, 01/02/ 2011. [damasense] 
CommentGroup: This species belongs to the palluma group (fide LOBO et al. 2015).

Synonymy partly after TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & LOBO 2012. Phymaturus damasense is a synonym of P. maulense fide Demangel 2016 and Pincheira-Donoso (pers. comm., 3 Apr 2017).

NCBI: 1799690 [damasense] 
Etymology“Phymaturus maulense significa Lagarto de cola gruesa y espinosa de El Maule.” (NUÑEZ et al. 2010: 69)
Phymaturus damasense refers to river “Las Damas”, the place in which it was collected. 
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  • 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
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