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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesPortuguese: Lagartixa-das-Dunas 
SynonymLiolaemus arambarensis VERRASTRO, MARTINS DIAS FILHO 2003
Liolaemus arambarensis — MARTINS et al. 2017 
DistributionBrazil (Rio Grande do Sul)

Type locality: “in a restinga at the municipality of Arambaré, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (30° 55’ S, 51° 30’ W).  
TypesHolotype: UFRGS 2902 
CommentDiet: Omnivorous: insects, spiders, and vegetation (Verrastro 2001). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality, Arambaré. 
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez, D.R. & Sites, J.W. 2009. A new species of Liolaemus from Añelo sand dunes, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina, and molecular phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus wiegmannii species group (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini). Zootaxa 2234: 39–55 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Martins, Lídia Farias; Murilo Guimarães, and Laura Verrastro 2017. Population Estimates for the Sand Lizard, Liolaemus arambarensis: Contributions to the Conservation of an Endemic Species of Southern Brazil. Herpetologica 73, No. 1: 55-62 - get paper here
  • Verrastro, L.; Veronese, L.; Bujes, C. Martins Fias Filho, M. 2003. New species of Liolaemus from Southern Brazil (Iguania: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 59 (1): 105-118 - get paper here
  • VERRASTRO, LAURA; RAÚL MANEYRO, CAROLINE M. DA SILVA, IRAIA FARIAS 2017. A new species of lizard of the L. wiegmannii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Uruguayan Savanna. Zootaxa 4294 (4): 443–461 - get paper here
  • Vicente Liz A, Santos V, Ribeiro T, Guimarães M, Verrastro L 2019. Are lizards sensitive to anomalous seasonal temperatures? Long-term thermobiological variability in a subtropical species. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226399 - get paper here
  • Villamil, J., Avila, L.J., Morando, M., Sites, J.W. Jr., Leaché, A.D., Maneyro, R., Camargo, A. 2019. Coalescent-based species delimitation in the sand lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2019), doi: - get paper here
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