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Liolaemus atacamensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1933

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus nigromaculatus atacamensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1933: 129
Liolaemus nigromaculatus atacamensis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 189
Liolaemus atacamensis — SIMONETTI & NÚÑEZ 1986
Liolaemus (Liolaemus) atacamensis — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 390 

Type locality: Atacama, NE Copiapó, Chile  
TypesSyntypes: ZSM 180/1931/1-2 
CommentVariation: this species is quite variable, see photos in TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & GARIN 2013 (Figure 7). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Müller, L. & Hellmich, W. 1933. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. VII. Der Rassenkreis der Liolaemus nigromaculatus. Zool. Anz. 103: 128-142
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • Panzera A, Leaché AD, D’Elía G, Victoriano PF. 2017. Phylogenomic analysis of the Chilean clade of Liolaemus lizards (Squamata: Liolaemidae) based on sequence capture data. PeerJ 5:e3941 - 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
  • Reyes-Olivares, C., Hiriart, D. and Marambio-Alfaro, Y. 2020. Predation on Liolaemus atacamensis Muller and Hellmich, 1933 (Squamata, Liolaemidae) by Callopistes maculatus Gravenhorst, 1838 (Squamata, Teiidae) in the Atacama Desert. Herpetology Notes 13: 267-269. - get paper here
  • Simonetti & NÚÑEZ 1986. Sympatry and taxonomy of two lizards of the Liolaemus nigromaculatus group in Northern Chile. Journal of Herpetology 20 (3): 474-475 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Garin CF 2013. On the identity of Liolaemus nigromaculatus Wiegmann, 1834 (Iguania, Liolaemidae) and correction of its type locality. ZooKeys 294: 37–56 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Nueva lista actualizada de los reptiles terrestres de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 1-4 - get paper here
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