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Liolaemus albiceps LOBO & LAURENT, 1995

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus albiceps LOBO & LAURENT 1995
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) albiceps — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus albiceps — CAMARGO et al. 2012
Liolaemus albiceps — RUIZ et al. 2021 
DistributionNW Argentina (Salta)

10 km E (S fide Abdala &GOMEZ-DIAZ 2006) of San Antonia de los Cobres and near Santa Rosa de Tastil (3200-4000 m elevation).

Type locality: “10 km. au Sud de la Estación Muñano, jusqu’aus Nevados del Acay, San Antonio de los Cobres, Dept. Los Andes, province Salta"  
TypesHolotype: FML 3370 
CommentMember of the darwinii group of Liolaemus. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “albus, -a, -um” = white and the abbreviated term “-ceps” for “caput” = head. 
  • Abdala, C.S. 2005. Una nueva especie del género Liolaemus perteneciente al complejo darwinii (Iguania:Liolaemidae) de la provincia de Catamarca, Argentina. Revista Española de Herpetologia 19:5-17 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN QUINTEROS,, FEDERICO ARIAS, SABRINA PORTELLI & ANTONIO PALAVECINO 2011. A new species of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Salta Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 2968: 26–38 - 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 - get paper here
  • Camargo, Arley; Luciano J. Avila, Mariana Morando, and Jack W. Sites, Jr 2012. Accuracy and Precision of Species Trees: Effects of Locus, Individual, and Base Pair Sampling on Inference of Species Trees in Lizards of the Liolaemus darwinii Group (Squamata, Liolaemidae). Systematic Biology 61: 272-288 - get paper here
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • Lobo, F. & R.F. Laurent 1995. Un nouveau Liolaemus andin (Tropiduridae). Rev. Française Aquariol. 22 (3-4): 107-116. - get paper here
  • Morando, M., Olave, M., Avila, L.J., Sites, J.W. Jr., Leaché, A.D., 2020. Phylogenomic data resolve higher-level relationships within South American Liolaemus lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2020), doi: - get paper here
  • Ruiz, S., Quipildor, M., Ruiz-Monachesi, M. R., Escalante, L., Valdecantos, S., & Lobo, F. 2021. Diversification and geological history of the Liolaemus ornatus group (Squamata: Iguania) of Argentina including the recognition of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger - get paper here
  • SCHULTE II, JAMES A.; J. ROBERT MACEY, ROBERT E. ESPINOZA AND ALLAN LARSON 2000. Phylogenetic relationships in the iguanid lizard genus Liolaemus: multiple origins of viviparous reproduction and evidence for recurring Andean vicariance and dispersal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 75–102 - get paper here
  • Tulli, M.J.; F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, V. Abdala 2009. The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in neotropical iguanian lizards. Zoology 112 (5): 379-392 - get paper here
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