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Liolaemus calchaqui LOBO & KRETZSCHMAR, 1996

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus calchaqui LOBO & KRETZSCHMAR 1996
Liolaemus calchaques — ETHERIDGE (pers. comm.)
Liolaemus calchaqui — ABDALA & DIAZ GOMEZ 2006
Liolaemus calchaqui — RUIZ et al. 2021 
DistributionArgentina (Tucuman)

Type locality: Punta de Agua, Dpto Trancas.  
Reproductionoviparous. Harrington & Reeder 2016 discuss the phylogenetic position and the evolution of viviparity vs. oviparity. 
TypesHolotype: FML 3082 
CommentMember of the darwinii group of Liolaemus, defined by Etheridge (1993) 
  • Abdala, C.S. 2005. Una nueva especie del género Liolaemus perteneciente al complejo darwinii (Iguania:Liolaemidae) de la provincia de Catamarca, Argentina. Revista Española de Herpetologia 19:5-17 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. & Diaz Gómez, J.M. 2006. A new species of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Catamarca Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 1317: 21–33 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN QUINTEROS,, FEDERICO ARIAS, SABRINA PORTELLI & ANTONIO PALAVECINO 2011. A new species of the Liolaemus darwinii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Salta Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 2968: 26–38 - 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
  • Harrington, S. and Reeder, T. W. 2016. Rate heterogeneity across Squamata, misleading ancestral state reconstruction, and the importance of proper null model specification. J. Evol. Biol., doi:10.1111/jeb.13004 - get paper here
  • Lobo F. Kretzschmar S. 1996. Description of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Tropiduridae) from Tucuman Province, Argentina.[in Spanish]. Neotropica (LA PLATA) 42 9107-108): 33-40.
  • Ruiz, S., Quipildor, M., Ruiz-Monachesi, M. R., Escalante, L., Valdecantos, S., & Lobo, F. 2021. Diversification and geological history of the Liolaemus ornatus group (Squamata: Iguania) of Argentina including the recognition of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger - get paper here
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