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Liolaemus nitidus (WIEGMANN, 1834)

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Shining Tree Iguana 
SynonymTropidurus nitidus WIEGMANN in MEYEN 1834: 234
Liolaemus lineatus GRAVENHORST 1838: 723
Liolaemus unicolor GRAVENHORST 1838: 728
Liolaemus marmoratus GRAVENHORST 1838: 729
Liolaemus nitidus — BOULENGER 1885: 140
Liolaemus nitidus — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 173
Liolaemus nitidus — SCHULTE et al. 2000 
DistributionChile (Coquimbo to Maule, Atacama Region [HR 32: 276])

Type locality: Chile; Restricted type locality (Hellmich, Abh. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: XXX): "Valparaiso".  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 604
Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.12.27-28 (,, MNHW (= MNHUW) 1323a, SVL 89.4 mm; MNHW = MNHUW 1323b, SVL 54.3 mm); Borczyk & Skawiński 2019 consider the BMNH types as lost [lineatus]
Holotype: lost fide Borczyk & Skawiński 2019 [marmoratus]
Holotype: lost fide Borczyk & Skawiński 2019 [unicolor] 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 191. 
  • Borczyk B, Skawiński T. 2019. Tracking down the lizards from Gravenhorst's collection at the University of Wrocław: type specimens of Callopistes maculatus Gravenhorst, 1838 and three Liolaemus species rediscovered. PeerJ 7:e6525 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Castro-Pastene, Carlos; Héctor Carrasco & Jaime Troncoso-Palacios. 2015. Lagartijas y serpientes del Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 2: 12-16 - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Santiago: Univ. Chile, 458 + cxlvi pp.
  • Fox, S.F., Santoyo-Brito, E. & Núñez, H. 2017. Liolaemus nitidus (Shining Tree Iguana) Ocular sinus bleeding. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 651. - get paper here
  • Gagliardi, Jorge et al. 2016. Fotografías herpetológicas. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología. 3: 40-52. PDF - get paper here
  • Gravenhorst, J. L. C. 1838. Beiträge zur genaueren Kenntniss einiger Eidechsengattungen. Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. 18: 712-784 [1837]
  • Montecino, Sharon & Patrich Cerpa. 2016. Dios no salva a la reina: reina de Camponotus chilensis Spinola 1851 (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae) como un nuevo registro en la dieta de Liolaemus nitidus Wiegmann 1834 (Reptilia, Squamata, Liolaemidae). Boletín Chileno de Herpetología. 3: 21-23. PDF - get paper here
  • Núñez,H.; Schulte, J.A. & Garín, C. 2001. Liolaemus josephorum, nueva especie de lagartija para el Norte de Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 91-107
  • Panzera A, Leaché AD, D’Elía G, Victoriano PF. 2017. Phylogenomic analysis of the Chilean clade of Liolaemus lizards (Squamata: Liolaemidae) based on sequence capture data. PeerJ 5:e3941 - get paper here
  • QUINTEROS, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN 2013. A morphology-based phylogeny of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3670: 1-32 - 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
  • Troncoso-Palacios, J. & Labra, A. 2012. Is the exploratory behavior of Liolaemus nitidus modulated by sex? Acta Herpetologica 7 (1): 69-80 - get paper here
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Nueva lista actualizada de los reptiles terrestres de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1904. Ergebnisse der Hamburger Magalhaensischen Sammelreise. I. Band. Allgemeines, Chordonier, Echinodermen und Coelenteraten. IV. Reptilien und Batrachier. L Friedrichsen & Co, Hamburg, 21 pp.
  • Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1834. In: Dr. F. J. F. Meyen: Beiträge zur Zoologie gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erde. Siebente Abhandlung. Amphibien. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina (Halle) 17: 185-268 [1835] - get paper here
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