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Phymaturus sitesi AVILA, PÉREZ, PEREZ & MORANDO, 2011

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus sitesi AVILA, PÉREZ, PEREZ & MORANDO 2011 
DistributionArgentina (NW Patagonia: Neuquén)

Type locality: rocky cliffs on the northeastern slope of Sierra de Auca Mahuida mountain (37° 43’ S, 68° 55’ W, 1983 m, datum = WGS 84), near Cerro de las Antenas, Auca Mahuida Natural Protected Area, Pehuenches Department, Neuquén province, Argentina  
Reproductionvivparous 
TypesHolotype: MLP S 2605, adult male, C.H.F. Perez collector. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species is dedicated to honor Jack Walter Sites, Jr. an herpetologist and evolutionary biologist from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, who strongly supported and collaborated with the authors on studies of Patagonian herpetofauna for the last 10 years. 
References
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, DANIEL ROBERTO PEREZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2011. Two new mountain lizard species of the Phymaturus genus (Squamata: Iguania) from northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 2924: 1–21 - get paper here
  • 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
  • GONZÁLEZ-MARÍN, ANDREA; CRISTIAN hERNÁN FULVIO PÉREZ, IGNACIO MINOLI, Mariana Morando, Luciano Javier Avila 2016. A new lizard species of the Phymaturus patagonicus group (Squamata: Liolaemini) from northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina. Zootaxa 4121 (4): 412–430
  • 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
  • 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
 
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