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Phymaturus williamsi LOBO, LASPIUR & ACOSTA, 2013

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus williamsi LOBO, LASPIUR & ACOSTA 2013 
DistributionNW Argentina

Type locality: Quebrada vallecito, 40 km W of Calingasta town, Calingasta department, San Juan province. 31°11’21’’ S; 69°42’15.1’’ W, 3000 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCN 2820. Male. A. Laspiur, R. Acosta & J. C. Acosta cols. 11/05/2008.
Paratypes:.MCN 2808-10, 2812-14, 2815, 2816-17, 2821. Same data as holotype. MCN 3259-65. Quebrada Vallecito, 40 km W of Calingasta town, Calingasta department, San Juan province. 31o11’21’’S; 69o42’15.1’’W, 3000m asl. A. Laspiur & J. C. Acosta cols. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyWe name this new species in honour of our Argentine colleague and friend Jorge Williams, in recognition of his effort and dedication for the development of herpetology in our country. 
References
  • Castro, Susana A.; Jorgelina M. Boretto, Graciela M. Blanco, and Juan C. Acosta 2018. Adjustment of the Reproductive Activity of Vulnerable Lizard Phymaturus williamsi at High Altitudes Herp. Cons. Biol. 13 (1): - get paper here
  • Fava, G A; Acosta, J C; Victorica, A E; Martínez, T & Rodríguez, M 2018. Phymaturus williamsi (Predator-prey interaction) Herpetological Review 49 (2): 331-332 - get paper here
  • LOBO, FERNANDO; ALEJANDRO LASPIUR, JUAN CARLOS ACOSTA 2013. Description of new andean species of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Argentina. Zootaxa 3683: 117–132 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime and Damien Esquerré 2014. A new species of Phymaturus of the P. mallimaccii Group from the Andes of central Chile (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 13 (1):3–15 - get paper here
 
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