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Phymaturus sinervoi SCOLARO, DE LA CRUZ & IBARGÜENGOYTÍA, 2012

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus sinervoi SCOLARO, DE LA CRUZ & IBARGÜENGOYTÍA 2012 
DistributionArgentina (Rio Negro)

Type locality: rocky outcrops (1000 m asl) of Cari Laufquen basaltic Tableland in Abi-Saad farm (41°02'12"S, 70°24'30.6"W), adjacent to Provincial Road 6, 61 km north of Ingeniero Jacobacci town, Rio Negro Province, Argentina  
Reproductionviviparous. In captivity, two females gave birth to one and two fully developed offspring respectively early in February. 
TypesHolotype: MLP R. 5660, adult male. Collected by J.A. Scolaro, B. Sinervo, F. Méndez de la Cruz, J. Gutiérrez and N. R. Ibargüengoytía, December 14, 2010.
Paratypes: MLP-R. 5661, adult male; MLP-R. 5662, adult female; MLP-R. 5663, adult female; MLP-R. 5664, adult male; JAS-DC 1887, adult female; JAS-DC 1896, adult male; UNCo-PH 1899, adult male; UNCo-PH 1839 adult female; UNCo-PH 1894, adult female; UNCo-PH 1895, adult male; UNCo-PH 1902, adult male. The same data as detailed for the holotype. 
Etymology“The species name is dedicated to honour our friend and colleague Dr. Barry Sinervo from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California (USA), Santa Cruz; an evolutionary biologist and herpetologist who has enthusiastically and generously collaborated in many research projects in Patagonian herpetofauna for the last years.” 
  • Avila, Luciano Javier; Cristian Hernan Fulvio Perez, IGNACIO MINOLI & Mariana Morando 2014. A new lizard of the Phymaturus genus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from Sierra Grande, northeastern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 3793 (1): 099–118 - get paper here
  • 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 2015. Discovery of two new species of Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Patagonia, Argentina, and occurrence of melanism in the patagonicus group. Cuad. herpetol. 29 (1): 5-25
  • SCOLARO, JOSÉ ALEJANDRO; FAUSTO MÉNDEZ DE LA CRUZ & NORA R. IBARGÜENGOYTÍA 2012. A new species of Phymaturus of the patagonicus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae) from isolated plateau of southwestern Rio Negro Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 3451: 17–30 - get paper here
  • Scolaro, José Alejandro; Valeria Corbalán, Osvaldo Fabián Tappari and Lorena Obregón Streitenberger 2016. LIZARDS AT THE END OF THE WORLD: A NEW MELANIC SPECIES OF PHYMATURUS OF THE PATAGONICUS CLADE FROM ROCKY OUTCROPS IN THE NORTHWESTERN STEPPE OF CHUBUT PROVINCE, PATAGONIA ARGENTINA (REPTILIA: IGUANIA: LIOLAEMIDAE) Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile, 65: 137-152
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