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Liolaemus scapularis LAURENT, 1982

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Shoulder Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus scapularis LAURENT 1982
Liolaemus (Ortholaemus) scapularis — LAURENT 1984: 370
Liolaemus scapularis — ETHERIDGE 1995: 23
Liolaemus scapularis — ETHERIDGE 2000: 308
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) scapularis — SCHULTE et al. 2000
Liolaemus (Eulaemus) scapularis — MORANDO et al. 2020 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca, Tucuman, Salta)

Type locality: Argentina, Catamarca, Nacimiento  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 648/1979, male, 
CommentBelongs to the wiegmanni group of Liolaemus. 
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M.; Perez, D.R. & Sites, J.W. 2009. A new species of Liolaemus from Añelo sand dunes, northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina, and molecular phylogenetic relationships of the Liolaemus wiegmannii species group (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini). Zootaxa 2234: 39–55 - 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
  • Etheridge, R. 2000. A review of lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii group (Squamata, Iguania, Tropiduridae), and a history of morphological change in the sand-dwelling species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 293-352 - get paper here
  • Etheridge,R. 1995. Redescription of Ctenoblepharys adspersa Tschudi, 1845, and the Taxonomy of Liolaeminae (Reptilia: Squamata: Tropiduridae). American Museum Novitates 3142: 1-34 - get paper here
  • Garcia de Oreja, S., J. M. Chani, and M. T. de Mandri. 1989. Rasgos particulares en la dieta de Liolaemus scapularis Laurent, 1982 (Lacertilia: Iguanidae). Cuadernos de Herpetología 4 (1): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Laurent R F 1982. Description de trois especes nouvelles du genre Liolaemus (Sauria, Iguanidae). Spixiana 5 (2): 139-147 - get paper here
  • Laurent,R.F. 1984. On some iguanid genera related to or previously confused with Liolaemus WIEGMANN. Journal of Herpetology 18 (4): 357-373 - get paper here
  • Lobo, F.; Abdala, F.;Scrocchi, G. 1994. Desarrollo del esqueleto poscraneal de Liolaemus scapularis (Iguania: Tropiduridae). Bol. Asoc. Herp. Argentina 10 (1): 41-43
  • Ramirez Pinilla, M.P. 1994. Reproductive and Fat Body Cycles of the Oviparous Lizard Liolaemus scapularis Journal of Herpetology 28 (4): 521-524. - 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
  • Tulli, M.J.; F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, V. Abdala 2009. The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in neotropical iguanian lizards. Zoology 112 (5): 379-392 - get paper here
  • Verrastro, L.; Veronese, L.; Bujes, C. Martins Fias Filho, M. 2003. New species of Liolaemus from Southern Brazil (Iguania: Tropiduridae). Herpetologica 59 (1): 105-118 - get paper here
  • VERRASTRO, LAURA; RAÚL MANEYRO, CAROLINE M. DA SILVA, IRAIA FARIAS 2017. A new species of lizard of the L. wiegmannii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Uruguayan Savanna. Zootaxa 4294 (4): 443–461 - get paper here
  • Villamil, J., Avila, L.J., Morando, M., Sites, J.W. Jr., Leaché, A.D., Maneyro, R., Camargo, A. 2019. Coalescent-based species delimitation in the sand lizards of the Liolaemus wiegmannii complex (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2019), doi: - get paper here
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