Phymaturus loboi TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, FERRI-YÁÑEZ, LASPIUR & AGUILAR, 2019
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phymaturus loboi?
|Higher Taxa||Liolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Lobo’s Rocky Lizard |
S: Matuasto de Lobo
|Synonym||Phymaturus loboi TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, FERRI-YÁÑEZ, LASPIUR & AGUILAR 2019|
Phymaturus palluma palluma — DONOSO-BARROS 1966: 349 (in part)
Phymaturus flagellifer — PINCHEIRA-DONOSO & NÚÑEZ 2005: 24 (in part)
Phymaturus cf. palluma — LOBO & QUINTEROS 2005: 155 (in part)
Phymaturus cf. palluma — LOBO & ABDALA 2007: 113 (in part)
Phymaturus maulense — TRONCOSO-PALACIOS & LOBO, 2012: 73 (in part)
Phymaturus maulense — ESQUERRÉ et al. 2013: 439
Phymaturus maulense — TRONCOSO-PALACIOS et al., 2013: 561 (in part)
Phymaturus cf. palluma— LOBO & ETHERIDGE 2013: 100.
Phymaturus maulense — GARIN et al. 2013: 67
Phymaturus sp. 2 — MORANDO et al. 2013: 701
Phymaturus sp. 6 — MORANDO et al. 2013: 701
Phymaturus maulense — LOBO et al. 2016: 649
Phymaturus sp. 6 — LOBO et al. 2016: 653
|Distribution||Chile (Maule Region)|
Type locality: National Route CH115, 9 km NW of Maule Lagoon (35 ̊57' S, 70 ̊34' W), 1900 m asl, Maule Region, Chile
|Types||Holotype. SSUC Re 691. Adult male. Collected by J. Troncoso-Palacios, A. Laspiur and R. Gómez. January 25, 2013 (Fig. 5a,b).|
Paratypes. SSUC Re 692, male and 693, 694 females (Fig. 5). Same data as the holotype. SSUC Re 410–11 (male and juvenile male). Collected road to Maule Lagoon, Maule Region, Chile, by F. Ferri-Yáñez. November 11, 2011
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Phymaturus loboi belongs to the palluma group (Etheridge 1995) because it has short, non- imbricate superciliary scales; fragmented subocular scale; and strongly spiny tail scales. Within the palluma group, P. loboi belongs to the P. vociferator clade (Figs. 1 and 2) and differs from the species within this clade in the following characteristics.|
Phymaturus loboi differs from P. dorsimaculatus, in having higher number of dorsal scales (161.0±7.5 vs. 135.0±4.0, Tables 4 and 6), and a higher number of scales around the interparietal (9.1±1.2 vs. 6.2±2.0, Tables 4 and 6). Moreover, the males of P. loboi have green spotted shoulders and the area behind the shoulders, with an inconspicuous scapular spot (Fig 5), whereas the males of P. dorsimaculatus have black color on the shoulder and in the area behind the shoulder with a bold scapular spot.
Differs from P. vociferator, in having higher number of scales around the interparietal scale (9.1±1.2 vs 7.2±1.2, Tables 4 and 6). Males of P. loboi have a green spotted shoulder with an inconspicuous scapular spot (Fig. 5) whereas the males of P. vociferator have black color on the shoulders and in the area behind the shoulders, and a marked scapular spot. Additionally, P. loboi does not vocalize.
Differs from P. maulense, in having higher number of ventral scales (184.0±7.6 vs 169.8.0±7.7, Tables 4 and 6). Males of P. loboi have an inconspicuous scapular spot and females have no precloacal pores, whereas the males of P. maulense have a marked scapular spot and all females have precloacal pores.
Differs from Phymaturus damasense, in having higher number of ventral scales (184.0±7.6 vs 166.8±6.5, Tables 4 and 6) and fewer subocular scales (2.0±0.9 vs 3.6±0.5, Tables 4 and 6). Additionally, females of P. loboi never have precloacal pores, while 40% of the females of P. damasense have it.
|Etymology||The species is named after our colleague, the herpetologist Fernando Lobo, a prominent specialist in the Phymaturus genus, who has participated in the description of 16 species in this genus.|
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