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Liolaemus hajeki NÚÑEZ, PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & GARÍN, 2004

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Hajek’s lizard
S: Lagartija de cuello liso de Hajek 
SynonymLiolaemus hajeki NÚÑEZ, PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & GARÍN 2004
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) hajeki — RAMIREZ LEYTON & PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2005: 134 
DistributionN Chile (El Loa)

Type locality: Baños de Turi, northern Chile, 3000 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MNHNC 3611, paratypes: MNHNC 
CommentThe new species can be related to the jamesi group of lizards of this genus, and, can be differentiated by the adult size, being smaller than the rest of the lizards belonging to the group. L. hajeki can be distinguished of L. jamesi because the latter has bigger dorsal scales; Liolaemus puritamensis and L. stolzmanni have dorsal pattern very different in comparison with L. hajeki. 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Ernst Hajek of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 
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