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Phymaturus bibronii (GUICHENOT, 1848)

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymOplurus bibronii GUICHENOT in GAY 1848
Phymaturus paihuanense NUÑEZ, VELOSO, ESPEJO, VELOSO, CORTES & ARAYA 2010
Phymaturus paihuanense — LOBO et al. 2013
Phymaturus paihuanense — LOBO et al. 2015
Phymaturus bibronii — LOBO et al. 2015 
DistributionChile (highlands of Ovalle, central Cordillera)

paihuanense: Chile (central Cordillera); Type locality: "valle Los Piuquenes, Paihuano, río Claro (30° 23′ S; 70° 23′ W; 3194 m elevation) Región de Coquimbo".  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1824, MNHN-RA 1824A, MNHN-RA 2395 and MNHN-RA 2395A
Holotype: MNHNC (Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Chile) No. 4053, by original designation [paihuanense] 
CommentSynonymy: Oplurus bibronii GUICHENOT 1848 was removed from the synonymy of Phymaturus palluma by Troncoso-Palacios et al (2013) who recognized Phymaturus paihuanense as conspecific. In the species list of Lobo et al. 2013 Phymaturus bibronii is not listed but Phymaturus paihuanense is.

Group: This species belongs to the palluma group (fide LOBO et al. 2015). 
EtymologyEtymology (paihuanense): named after the type locality. 
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Lobo, F., Barrasso, D. A., Hibbard, T. and Basso, N. G. 2015. On the evolution and diversification of an Andean clade of reptiles: combining morphology and DNA sequences of the palluma group (Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176:648–673, doi: 10.1111/zoj.12335 [2016]
  • LOBO, FERNANDO; ALEJANDRO LASPIUR, JUAN CARLOS ACOSTA 2013. Description of new andean species of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Northwestern Argentina. Zootaxa 3683: 117–132 - get paper here
  • Núñez, H., A. Veloso, P. Espejo, C. Veloso, A. Cortés, and S. Araya 2010. Nuevas especies de Phymaturus (grupo palluma) para la zona Cordillerana Central de Chile (Reptilia, Sauria, Liolaemidae). Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile 59: 41–74.
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime and Damien Esquerré 2014. A new species of Phymaturus of the P. mallimaccii Group from the Andes of central Chile (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Phyllomedusa 13 (1):3–15 - get paper here
  • TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, JAIME; FERNANDO LOBO, RICHARD ETHERIDGE, JUAN CARLOS ACOSTA, ALEJANDRO LASPIUR 2013. The rediscovery of Oplurus bibronii Guichenot, 1848 a valid species of the liolaemid genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 3652 (5): 547–561 - get paper here
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