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Liolaemus fittkaui LAURENT, 1986

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus fittkaui LAURENT 1986
Liolaemus fittkaui — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999
Liolaemus fitkaui — QUINTEROS et al. 2008 
DistributionBolivia (Cochabamba)

Type locality: “Región des Cochabamba, Bolivia”  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 17/1983, male, collected by H. Marcus, no date. Four paratypes in UMMZ according to the original description. 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Ernst Josef Fittkau (b. 1927), an entomologist (specializing in Diptera), and herpetologist who was Director, Zoologische Staatssammlung München (1976-1992). 
  • Abdala CS, Aguilar-Kirigin AJ, Semhan RV, Bulacios Arroyo AL, Valdes J, Paz MM, et al. 2019. Description and phylogeny of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endemic to the south of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225815 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S.; S. Quinteros & R.E. Espinoza 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Puna of Northwestern Argentina. Herpetologica 64 (4): 458–471 - 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
  • Dirksen, L. & De la Riva, I. 1999. The lizards and amphisbaenians of Bolivia (Reptilia, Squamata): checklist, localities, and bibliography. Graellsia 55: 199-215 - get paper here
  • Jiménez-Robles, Octavio; Pablo Butron-Galvez, René Carpio, and Ignacio De la Riva 2016. Revised distribution, phenotypic variation, and conservation status of Liolaemus fittkaui (Squamata: Liolaemidae), a lizard endemic to the Andes of Central Bolivia. Phyllomedusa 15 (1): 7-20 - get paper here
  • Laurent R F 1986. Descripciones de nuevas Iguanidae del genero Liolaemus. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 38 (2): 87-105
  • Quinteros, A.S.; Abdala, Cristian and Fernando Lobo 2008. Redescription of Liolaemus dorbignyi Koslowsky, 1898 and description of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 1717: 51-67 - get paper here
  • Stuart‐Fox, D., Aulsebrook, A., Rankin, K.J., Dong, C.M. and McLean, C.A. 2020. Convergence and divergence in lizard colour polymorphisms. Biological Reviews - get paper here
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