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Liolaemus coeruleus CEI & ORTIZ-ZAPATA, 1983

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blue Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus coeruleus CEI & ORTIZ-ZAPATA 1983
Liolaemus coeruleus — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus (Liolaemus) coeruleus — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 303
Liolaemus coeruleus — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & SCOLARO 2007 
DistributionArgentina, Chile; elevation 1700-2100 m.

Type locality: Argentina, Neuquen, Zapala, 10 km W Primeros Pinos, 1700 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 24251. 
CommentBelongs to the “neuquensis” group of Liolaemus according to CEI & VIDELA 2003. 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “caeruleus” = blue. 
  • 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
  • Cei, J.M. & Ortiz-Zapata,J.C. 1983. Descripcion de uno nueva especie de lagarto Liolaemus coeruleus n. sp. para Argentina (Sauria, Iguanidae). Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción 54: 35-41
  • Cei, J.M. & Videla, F. 2003. A new species of Liolaemus lacking precloacal pores in males from the Andean south-eastern mountains of Mendoza Province, Argentina (Liolaemidae, Iguania, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 20: 275-290
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Díaz-Vega, Raúl Ignacio; Paula Maldonado y Diego Demangel 2018. LIOLAEMUS AUREUM, UNA NUEVA ESPECIE ANDINA DEL SUR DE CHILE (SAURIA: LIOLAEMIDAE). Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile, 67(2): 155-171
  • Pincheira-Donoso, D. 2003. Primer registro para Chile de Liolaemus coeruleus Cei y Ortiz, 1983 (Iguania: Tropiduridae: Liolaeminae), con comentarios adicionales sobre sus relaciones sistemáticas. Multequina 12
  • 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
  • PINCHEIRA-DONOSO, DANIEL & J. ALEJANDRO SCOLARO 2007. Iguanian species-richness in the Andes of boreal Patagonia: Evidence for an additional new Liolaemus lizard from Argentina lacking precloacal glands (Iguania, Liolaeminae). Zootaxa 1452: 55-68 - get paper here
  • 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
  • SCOLARO, J.A., F. VIDELA , S. PUIG Y A. MARCUS 2007. Diferencias morfológicas y status taxonómico de las especies simpátricas Liolaemus coeruleus y Liolaemus neuquensis (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemidae). Multequina 16
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