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Phymaturus fiambala LOBO, HIBBARD, QUIPILDOR & VALDECANTOS, 2019

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPhymaturus fiambala LOBO, HIBBARD, QUIPILDOR & VALDECANTOS 2019
Phymaturus sp5 — LOBO et al. 2012: 21
Phymaturus sp. fia — LOBO et al. 2015: 650 
DistributionArgentina (Catamarca)

Type locality: Cerca del Puesto de la lagunilla, Fiambalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina  
TypesHolotype: IBIGEO 5756. Male (Fig. 1). Paratypes: IBIGEO 5757–59, 5765, 5774 (4 adult males); 5769–70 (2 juvenile males). 5760–61, 63–64, 5766, 68 (6 females) deposited at the Reptiles collection of the Instituto de Bio y Geociencias del Noa (IBIGEO), Salta, Argentina. Site: 27.25583 S 67.20980 W; altitude: 4533 m. Locality: Cerca del Puesto de la lagunilla, Fiambalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina. Dates: 6 December 2017. Collectors: Thomas Hibbard and Matías Quipildor. MACN 51034- 035 (ex IBIGEO 5762, 5767). Same data, deposited at the Herpetological collection of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina. MCN- UNSa 2122, 2123 (2 females, MCN-UNSa 2123 is voucher of DNA sequences), deposited at Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina. Locality: Puesto la Lagunita, 35–38 km NE of Medanitos, climbing from Medanitos, Fiambalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina. Dates: 23 March 2006. Collectors: Sebastián Barrionuevo, Juan Manuel Díaz Gómez and Sebastián Quinteros. MCN- UNSa 2125 juvenile. Same data, deposited at Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Phymaturus fiambala sp. nov. Dorsal pattern with very thin spray, throats and chests light gray, rostral scales always undivided. Males with enlarged postcloacal scales, females with slender white transversal lines over trunk, enlarged scales on posterior gular fold, a patch of enlarged scales between gular folds evident, vertebral stripe absent. 
CommentThe paper lists the authors as “Lobo Fernando, Thomas Hibbard, ...” and provides as citation “Fernando et al.” but the description gives the authors as LOBO et al. 
EtymologyNamed after the Sierra de Fiambalá (Fiambalá mountains). The toponym Fiambalá comes from an ancient language (Cacán) of natives who lived in northwestern Argentina before Quechua (Inca) and Spanish became dominant. “Cacán” voice: fiambalao (fiambal = wind; ao = house, place), meaning “house of winds”. 
  • Lobo F, Hibbard T, Quipildor M, Valdecantos S. 2019. A new species of lizard endemic of Sierra de Fiambalá, northwestern Argentina (Iguania: Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Integrated taxonomy using morphology and DNA sequences: reporting variation within the antofagastensis lineage. Zool Studies 58: 1-18; doi:10.6620/ZS.2019.58-20. - 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; Robert E. Espinoza, Eduardo A. Sanabria, and Lorena B. Quiroga 2012. A New Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Southern Extreme of the Argentine Puna. Copeia 2012 (1): 12-22. - get paper here
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