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Liolaemus walkeri SHREVE, 1938

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Walker's Tree Iguana 
SynonymLiolaemus walkeri SHREVE 1938: 204
Liolaemus alticolor walkeri — HELLMICH 1961: 5
Liolaemus alticolor walkeri — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 201
Liolaemus alticolor walkeri — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 179
Liolaemus alticolor walkeri — VANZOLINI in PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1986
Liolaemus walkeri — ETHERIDGE 1995: 33
Liolaemus walkeri — LOBO et al. 2010
Liolaemus walkeri — LANGSTROTH 2011
Liolaemus walkeri — QUINTEROS 2012
Liolaemus walkeri — OCAMPO et al. 2012 
DistributionPeru (Ayacucho, Junin, Apurimac, Lima)

Type locality: Lloellapampa, Junín, Peru, about 10,000 ft.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 43770; Paratypes: ZSM 10/1952/1-2 (originally from MCZ series 43770-9), male, female 
CommentSynonymy partly after PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 179 who also list Liolaemus elegans TSCHUDI 1845 as a questionable synonym.

Distribution: this species is restricted to Peru; reports from Chile represent L. alticolor, L. puna, or L. tacnae. Accordingly, not listed for Chile by Demangel 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Warren Franklin Walker Jr. (b. 1918), a biologist and herpetologistwho worked with K. P. Schmidt. 
  • Aguilar, Cesar; Perry Wood, Juan Carlos Cusi, Alfredo Guzman, Frank Huari, Mikael Lundberg, Emma Mortensen, César Ramirez, Daniel Robles, Juana Suarez, Andres Ticona, Victor Vargas, Pablo J. Venegas, Jack Sites 2013. Integrative taxonomy and preliminary assessment of species limits in the Liolaemus walkeri complex (Squamata, Liolaemidae) with descriptions of three new species from Peru. ZooKeys 364 (2013): 47-91; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.364.6109 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Hellmich, Walter 1961. Bemerkungen zur geographischen Variabilität von Liolaemus alticolor Barbour (Iguan.). Opuscula Zoologica 58: 1-6
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2011. On the species identities of a complex Liolaemus fauna from the Altiplano and Atacama Desert: insights on Liolaemus stolzmanni, L. reichei, L. jamesi pachecoi, and L. poconchilensis (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 2809: 20–32 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lobo, Fernando, Espinoza, Robert E. 2004. Two New Liolaemus from the Puna Region of Argentina and Chile: Further Resolution of Purported Reproductive Bimodality in Liolaemus alticolor (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Copeia 2004 (4): 850–867 - get paper here
  • Ocampo, Mauricio; Álvaro Aguilar-Kirigin, and Sebastián Quinteros 2012. A New Species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the Alticolor Group from La Paz, Bolivia. Herpetologica 68 (3): 410-417. - get paper here
  • Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián 2012. Taxonomy of the Liolaemus alticolor–bibronii Group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species. Herpetologica 68 (1): 100-120 - 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
  • Quinteros, Andrés Sebastián; Pablo Valladares, Romina Semham, José Luis Acosta, Sebastián Barrionuevo, and Cristian Simón Abdala 2014. A New Species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the alticolor-bibronii Group from Northern Chile. South American J. Herp. 9 (1): 20-29. - get paper here
  • Shreve, B. 1938. A new Liolaemus and two new Syrrhopus from Peru. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 28: 404-407 - get paper here
  • VALLADARES, J. PABLO; RICHARD ETHERIDGE, JAMES SCHULTE II, GERMAN MANRIQUEZ & ANGEL SPOTORNO 2002. Nueva especie de lagartija del norte de Chile, Liolaemus molinai (Reptilia: Liolaeminae). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75: 473-489 - get paper here
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