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Liolaemus gununakuna AVILA, MORANDO, PEREZ & SITES, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus gununakuna AVILA, MORANDO, PEREZ & SITES 2004 
DistributionArgentina (Neuquén)

Type locality: 2 km SE La Amarga (39° 06’ S, 69° 34’ W), Zapala Department, Neuquén, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: FML 12717 (Fundación Miguel Lillo) 
DiagnosisSee Liolaemus punmahuida for differential diagnosis. 
CommentBelongs to the Liolaemus elongatus group (fide ESPINOZA et al. 2000). 
EtymologyNamed after the aboriginal people living in the area of the type locality. 
  • Abdala, C.S.; Quinteros, A.S.; Scrocchi, G.J. & Stazzonelli, J.C. 2010. Three new species of the Liolaemus elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (2): 93-109 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez C.H.F. & Sites, J.W. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of lizards of the Liolaemus petrophilus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae), with descriptions of two new species from western Argentina. Herpetologica 60 (2): 187-203 - 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Moreno Azócar, D. L., Arcos, N. A., Perotti, M. G. & Cruz, F. B. 2020. How and when melanic coloration is an advantage for lizards: the case of three closely-related species of Liolaemus. Zoology 125774 - get paper here
  • Quinteros, A.S.; Abdala, C.S.; Díaz Gómez, J.M. & Scrocchi, G.J. 2008. Two new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of Central West Argentina. South American J. Herp. 3 (2): 101-111 - get paper here
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