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Liolaemus orko ABDALA & QUINTEROS, 2008

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus orko ABDALA & QUINTEROS 2008 
DistributionArgentina (Sierra de Fiambala, Catamarca)

Type locality: ARGENTINA: Provincia de Catamarca: Departamento Tinogasta, Puesto La Lagunita, Sierra de Fiambalá.  
Reproductionviviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: FML 18416; FML 18417–21 (paratypes); MCN 2130–31 (paratypes) 
Etymology“La palabra “orko” es de origen Quechua y significa “cerro”, “sierra”, “serranía” o “montaña” y hace referencia al área montañosa donde habita Liolaemus orko, la Sierra de Fiambalá.” 
  • Abdala, C.S. and S. Quinteros 2008. A new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae), endemic to Sierra de Fiambala, Catamarca, Argentina. [Liolaemus orko]. Cuadernos de Herpetologia 22 (1): 35-47 - 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
  • 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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