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Pristidactylus araucanus (GALLARDO, 1964)

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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Leiosaurinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Araukarien-Grosskopfleguan 
SynonymCupriguanus araucanus GALLARDO 1964: 129
Cupriguanus araucanus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 106
Pristidactylus araucanus — CEI et al. 2001
Pristidactylus araucanus — BERNILS et al. 2007 
DistributionArgentina (Neuquen)

Type locality: Laguna Blanca, Neuquén, Argentina.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MACN (Mus. Argent. Cien. Nat.) 17700. 
CommentSynonymized with Pristidactylus fasciatus (= Leiosaurus fasciatus) by BARRIO 1969, but not by CEI 1992. 
References
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238
  • Barrio,A. 1969. Sobre la real ubicacion generica de Leiosaurus fasciatus D'Orbigny (Lacertilia, Iguanidae). Physis 29: 268-270
  • Cei, J. M., J. A. SCOLARO & F. VIDELA 2001. The present status of Argentinean polychrotid species of the genus Pristidactylus and description of its southernmost taxon as a new species. Journal of Herpetology 35 (4): 597-605 - get paper here
  • Cei, J.M. 2003. SPECIFIC SUPRAOCULAR SCUTELLATION PATTERNS AS SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS: A TAXONOMIC INTER AND INTRAGENERIC "FINGER-PRINT" IN LACERTILIA. Facena 19: 129-135 - get paper here
  • Gallardo,J.M. 1964. Los generos "Urostrophus" D. et B. y "Cupriguanus" gen. nov. (Sauria, Iguanidae) y sus especies. Neotropica, Buenos Aires 10 (33): 125-136
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
 
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