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Liolaemus xanthoviridis CEI & SCOLARO, 1980

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLiolaemus fitzingeri xanthoviridis CEI & SCOLARO 1980
Liolaemus melanops xanthoviridis CEI & SCOLARO 1983
Liolaemus xanthoviridis — ETHERIDGE 1992
Liolaemus xanthoviridis — ABDALA et al. 2012
Liolaemus xanthoviridis — GRUMMER et al. 2021 
DistributionArgentina (Chubut)

Type locality: Argentina (Chubut, 18 km MW Dos Pozos)  
Reproductionoviparous.<br /><br />Hybridization: L. melanops and L. xanthoviridis each hybridize with L. shehuen and L. fitzingerii (Grummer et al. 2021). 
TypesHolotype: MZUF No. 22810. 
CommentLiolaemus xanthoviridis has been given full species status by ETHERIDGE 1992. 
  • ABDALA C. S., R. V. SEMHAN, D. L. MORENO AZOCAR, M. BONINO, M. M. PAZ & F. CRUZ 2012. Taxonomic study and morphology based phylogeny of the patagonic clade Liolaemus melanops group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with the description of three new taxa. Zootaxa 3163: 1–32 - get paper here
  • Abdala, C.S. 2007. Phylogeny of the boulengeri group (Iguania: Liolaemidae, Liolaemus) based on morphological and molecular characters. Zootaxa 1538: 1-84 - get paper here
  • ABDALA, CRISTIAN SIMÓN; JUAN MANUEL DÍAZ GÓMEZ & VIVIANA ISABEL JUAREZ HEREDIA 2012. From the far reaches of Patagonia: new phylogenetic analyses and description of two new species of the Liolaemus fitzingerii clade (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3301: 34–60 - get paper here
  • Avila, L.J.; Morando, M. & Sites, J.W. 2008. New Species of the Iguanian Lizard Genus Liolaemus (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemini) from Central Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 42 (1): 186–196 - 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.; Scolaro, J. A. 1983. Un nuevo arreglo taxonomico para los Liolaemus del grupo fitzingeri. Bol. Asoc. Herp. Argentina 1 (3): 15-16 - get paper here
  • Cei,J.M. & SCOLARO,J.A. 1980. Two new subspecies of the Liolaemus fitzingeri complex from Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 14 (1): 37-43 - get paper here
  • Cruz,F.B., Schulte, J.B. & Bellagamba,P. 1999. New distributional records and natural history notes for reptiles from Southern Argentina. Herpetological Review 30 (3): 182 - get paper here
  • Escudero, P. C., Marin, M. A. G., Morando, M. and Avila, L. J. 2020. Use of space and its relationship with sex, body size, and color polymorphism in Liolaemus xanthoviridis (Iguania: Liolaemini) in Patagonia. Journal of Herpetology 54: 57-66. - get paper here
  • Escudero, P.C.; I. Minoli, M.A. González Marín, M. Morando and L.J. Avila 2016. Melanism and ontogeny: a case study in lizards of the Liolaemus fitzingerii group (Squamata: Liolaemini). Canadian Journal of Zoology, doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0112 - get paper here
  • Escudero, Paula C.; Derek B. Tucker , Luciano J. Avila, Jack W. Sites, Mariana Morando 2017. Distribution of Genetic Diversity within a Population of Liolaemus xanthoviridis and an Assessment of its Mating System, as Inferred with Microsatellite Markers. South American Journal of Herpetology Dec 2017, Vol. 12, No. 3: 183-192. - get paper here
  • ESCUDERO, PAULA CECILIA; MARÍA ANDREA GONZÁLEZ MARÍN & LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA. 2022. First records of reproductive characteristics the patagonian lizard, Liolaemus xanthoviridis (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetología 5(1): 31–35. - 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
  • Grummer JA, Avila LJ, Morando MM and Leaché AD 2021. Four Species Linked by Three Hybrid Zones: Two Instances of Repeated Hybridization in One Species Group (Genus Liolaemus). Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:624109 - get paper here
  • Grummer, J. A., Morando, M. M., Avila, L. J., Sites Jr., J. W., & Leaché, A. D. 2018. Phylogenomic evidence for a recent and rapid radiation of lizards in the Patagonian Liolaemus fitzingerii species group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Minoli I, Morando M, Avila LJ 2015. Reptiles of Chubut province, Argentina: richness, diversity, conservation status and geographic distribution maps. ZooKeys 498: 103-126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.498.7476 - get paper here
  • Minoli, Ignacio, and Luciano Javier Avila. 2011. Geographic Distribution: Liolaemus xanthoviridis. Herpetological Review 42 (2): 241-242 - 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
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