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Liolaemus neuquensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1939

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus bellii neuquensis MÜLLER & HELLMICH 1939
Liolaemus altissimus neuquensis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 180
Liolaemus neuquensis — CEI & VIDELA 2003
Liolaemus neuquensis — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & SCOLARO 2007
Liolaemus neuquensis — LOBO et al. 2010
Liolaemus neuquensis — AVILA et al. 2010 
DistributionArgentina, elevation 2200 m

Type locality: Volcán Copahue, Neuquén, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 35/1938, male, from "Volcán Copahue, unterhalb der Banos de Copahue", collected by W. Goetsch, 08.01.1938. 
CommentSynonymy: Leiolaemus Bellii [sic] GRAY 1845 has been synonymized with Liolaemus bibronii in PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 180. MÜLLER and HELLMICH (1933) considered Proctotretus modestus (PHILIPPI 1860) as a synonym of Liolaemus altissimus.

Taxonomy: Liolaemus (bellii) neuquensis belongs to the “neuquensis” group of Liolaemus according to CEI & VIDELA 2003.

Distribution: in Chile fide Ruiz de Gamboa (2016) but not in Chile fide Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm., 19 July 2019), although it has been recorded from just across the border to Argentina. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Avila, L. J.; Martinez, L. E.; Morando, M. 2010. Lista de las lagartijas y anfisbaenas de Argentina: una actualización [en línea]. Ver.1.0. 1 Diciembre 2010 [Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: An update]. Centro Nacional Patagónico CENPAT-CONICET. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lobo, F.; Espinoza, R.E. and S. Quinteros 2010. A critical review and systematic discussion of recent classification proposals for liolaemid lizards. Zootaxa 2549: 1–30 - get paper here
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1939. Liolaemus-Arten aus dem westlichen Argentinien. II. Über eine neue Liolaemus altissimus - Rasse vom Volcán Copahue. Zool. Anz. 125 (5/6): 113-119
  • 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
  • Ruiz De Gamboa, Margarita 2016. Lista actualizada de los reptiles de Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología. 3: 7-12. PDF - 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
  • Valdecantos, S., V. Martínez & A. Labra 2015. Description of a proctodeal gland present in three South American Liolaemus lizards (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Salamandra 51 (2): 182-186 - get paper here
  • Videla, F., and J. M. Cei. 1996. A new peculiar Liolaemus species of the "chiliensis" phyletic group from the volcanic cordilleran landscapes of southern Mendoza province, Argentina (Iguania, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 14: 505-516.
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