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Liolaemus araucaniensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1932

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus bellii araucaniensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1932
Liolaemus altissimus araucaniensis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 180
Liolaemus altissimus araucaniensis — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2002
Liolaemus altissimus araucaniensis — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2003 [HR 34:262]
Liolaemus araucaniensis — LOBO et al. 2010
Liolaemus araucaniensis — AVILA et al. 2010 
DistributionChile (Malleco Province), Argentina

Type locality: Volcán Villarrica, Provincia Caautín, Chile, 1400 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 72/1931, female, collected by W. Hellmich, 27.01. 1931. Paratypes: ZSM 73/1931/1-2 (originally ZSM 73/ 1931/a-b), 1 female, 1 juvenile, same data as holotype. 
EtymologyNamed after the Araucanía region in Chile where this species was found. 
  • Avila, L. J.; Martinez, L. E.; Morando, M. 2010. Lista de las lagartijas y anfisbaenas de Argentina: una actualización [en línea]. Ver.1.0. 1 Diciembre 2010 [Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: An update]. Centro Nacional Patagónico CENPAT-CONICET. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. - 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
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Hellmich,W. 1938. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. XII. Die Eidechsen des Volcán Villa Rica (Sammlung Schröder). Zool. Anz. 124 (9-10): 237-242.
  • Lobo, F.; Espinoza, R.E. and S. Quinteros 2010. A critical review and systematic discussion of recent classification proposals for liolaemid lizards. Zootaxa 2549: 1–30 - get paper here
  • MARTINEZ, LORENA ELIZABETH; LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA, CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, DANIEL ROBERTO PEREZ, JACK W. SITES, JR. & MARIANA MORANDO 2011. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) endemic to the Auca Mahuida volcano, northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 3010: 31–46 - get paper here
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1932. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. III. Liolaemus altissimus altissimus, Liolaemus altissimus araucaniensis. Zool. Anz. 98 (7/8): 197-208
  • Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián 2012. Taxonomy of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii Group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species. Herpetologica 68 (1): 100-120 - get paper here
  • QUINTEROS, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN 2013. A morphology-based phylogeny of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3670: 1-32 - get paper here
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