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Liolaemus buergeri WERNER, 1907

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Buerger's Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus buergeri WERNER 1907: 152
Liolaemus bürgeri —HELLMICH 1951
Liolaemus buergeri — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 180
Liolaemus buergeri — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus buergeri — TRONCOSO-PALACIOS et al. 2019 
DistributionChile (Curico, Talca), Argentina (Mendoza, Neuquén)

Type locality: Planchón, Cordillera de Curicó, Provincia de Curicó, Chile  
TypesLectotype: MNHNC 1474 (Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile), designated by Ortiz and Núñez, 1986: 7; paralectotypes: ZFMK 26706–707 
DiagnosisSee Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis.
CommentBelongs to the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000 and AVILA et al. 2003).

Southern populations of L. buergersi have been split off into a new species, L. scorialis. 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Otto Burger (b. 1865), a traveler and collector for the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn. He explored in Colombia (1896-1897), for the Academy of Science, Gattingen. 
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez, D.R. & Sites Jr., J.W. 2010. A new species of the Liolaemus elongatus clade (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemini) from Cordillera del Viento, northwestern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina. Zootaxa 2667: 28–42 - 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
  • Avila,L.J.; Perez, C.H.F. & Morando,M. 2003. A new species of Liolaemus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Patagonia (Neuquén, Argentina). Herpetologica 59 (4): 534–545 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Castro-Pastene, Carlos; Héctor Carrasco & Jaime Troncoso-Palacios. 2015. Lagartijas y serpientes del Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 2: 12-16 - 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. 1951. On ecotypic and autotypic characters, a contribution to the knowledge of the evolution of the genus Liolaemus (Iguanidae). Evolution 5: 359-369. - get paper here
  • Medina, Cintia D.; Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites Jr and Mariana Morando 2014. Multilocus phylogeography of the Patagonian lizard complex Liolaemus kriegi (Iguania: Liolaemini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12285 - get paper here
  • Medina, Cintia D.; Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites, and Mariana Morando 2015. Molecular Phylogeny of the Liolaemus kriegi Complex (Iguania, Liolaemini). Herpetologica Jun 2015, Vol. 71, No. 2: 143-151. - get paper here
  • Medina, Cintia Débora; Avila, Luciano Javier; Morando, Mariana 2013. Hacia una Taxonomía Integral: poniendo a prueba especies candidatas relacionadas a Liolaemus buergeri Werner 1907 (Iguania: Liolaemini) mediante análisis morfológicos. Cuadernos de Herpetología 27 (1): - get paper here
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1935. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Chiles. IX. Über Liolaemus buergeri Werner. Zool. Anz. 109 (5/6): 121-128
  • Ortiz, J. C.; Nunez, H. 1986. Catalogo critico de los tipos de reptiles conservados en el museo nacional de historia natural Santiago, Chile. Publicacion Ocasional de Museo Nacional de Historia Natural 43: 1-23
  • 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
  • Troncoso-Palacios J, Díaz HA, Esquerré D, Urra FA 2015. Two new species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemidae) from Andean highlands of southern Chile. ZooKeys 500: 83-109. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.500.8725 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime; Yery Marambio-Alfaro, Diego Ramírez-Alvarez, Jorge Valdés Saavedra 2019. Phylogenetic position of two species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi Complex and a new northern limit for L. buergeri (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 18 (1): 115-121 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1907. Sobre algunos lagartos nuevos clasificados i descritos. In: Bürger, O. Estudios sobre reptiles chilenos. Anales de la Universidad de Chile, 121:149—155. - get paper here
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