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Liolaemus archeforus DONOSO-BARROS & CEI, 1971

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Main Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus archeforus DONOSO-BARROS & CEI 1971: 93
Liolaemus archeforus — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO et al. 2008: 35
Liolaemus archeforus — SÁNCHEZ et al. 2023 
DistributionArgentina (Buenos Aires lake region)

Type locality: Argentina, Santa Cruz, Puesto Lebrun, Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires, 1500 m elevation [Liolaemus archeforus]  
TypesHolotype: IBAUNC 517-3 (Inst. Biol. Anim. Univ. Nac. de Cuyo) 
CommentSubspecies: Liolaemus archeforus gallardoi (CEI & SCOLARO 1982) has been elevated to full species status.

Synonymy: L. archeforus is genetically indistinguishable from L. zullyi but morphologically clearly distinguishable, so they appear to be 2 morphs of the same species (Sánchez et al. 2023).

Distribution: not in Chile (fide D. Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm., 23 May 2017).

Group: kingii group.

Type species: Liolaemus archeforus DONOSO-BARROS & CEI 1971: 93 is the type species of the subgenus Donosolaemus PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005. The subgenus contains the following species: archeforus, escarchadosi, gallardoi, sarmientoi, tari, zullyi, scolaroi, baguali, kingi, somuncurae, and tristis fide PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005. 
  • 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
  • Breitman, M. Florencia; , Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites Jr., and Mariana Morando 2011. Lizards from the end of the world: Phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (2): 364-376 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Mariana Morando and Luciano Javier Avila 2013. Past and present taxonomy of the Liolaemus lineomaculatus section (Liolaemidae): is the morphological arrangement hypothesis valid? Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168 (3): 612–668 - get paper here
  • Breitman, María Florencia; Minoli, Ignacio; Avila, Luciano Javier; Medina, Cintia Debora; Sites, Jr., Jack Walter; Morando, Mariana 2014. Lagartijas de la provincia de Santa Cruz (Argentina): distribución geográfica, diversidad genética y estado de conservación . Cuad. herpetol. 28 (2): 83-110 - get paper here
  • Cei J M. Scolaro J A. 1996. A new species of Liolaemus of the archeforus group from the precordilleran valley of the Zeballos river, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Reptilia, Tropiduridae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 14 (2): 389-401
  • Cei, J.M. & J.A. Scolaro 1982. Un nuevo iguanido tropidurino del genero Liolaemus, grupo kingi archeforus, de la región del Lago belgrano, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Rev. Univ. Nac. Rio Cuarto 2 (2): 257-268
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1973. Una nueva lagartija magallánica (Reptilia, Iguanidae). Neotropica 19: 163-164
  • Donoso-Barros,R. & Cei,J.M. 1971. New lizards from the volcanic Patagonian plateau of Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 5 (3-4): 89-95 - get paper here
  • Pincheira-Donoso, D.; Scolara, J.A. & Sura, P. 2008. A monographic catalogue on the systematics and phylogeny of the South American iguanian lizard family Liolaemidae (Squamata, Iguania). Zootaxa 1800: 1–85 - get paper here
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, Daniel & HERMAN NÚÑEZ 2005. The Chilean species of the genus Liolaemus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Tropiduridae, Liolaeminae). Taxonomy, systematics and evolution [in Spanish] Mus Nac Hist Nat Chile Publ Ocas 59: 1-486 - get paper here
  • Sánchez, Kevin I; Emilce G Diaz Huesa, María F Breitman, Luciano J Avila, Jack W Sites Jr., Mariana Morando 2023. Complex Patterns of Diversification in the Gray Zone of Speciation: Model-Based Approaches Applied to Patagonian Liolaemid Lizards (Squamata: Liolaemus kingii clade). Systematic Biology syad019 - get paper here
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