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Phymaturus patagonicus KOSLOWSKY, 1898

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Higher TaxaLiolaemidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Patagonia Mountain Lizard 
SynonymPhymaturus patagonicus KOSLOWSKY 1898: 184
Phymaturus palluma patagonicus — BURT & BURT 1931: 281
Phymaturus palluma patagonicus — PETERS et al. 1970: 227
Phymaturus patagonicus — CEI 1971
Centrura patagonica — CEI 1986
Phymaturus patagonicus — LOBO & QUINTEROS 2005 
DistributionArgentina (Patagonian cordillera south of Río Negro; Chubut, [HR 30: 174] [HR 32: 64])

Type locality: Territorio del Chubut (Patagonia), Argentina [43° 27’ S, 66° 07’ W]  
Reproductionviviparous; Facultative parthenogenetic species [Chiszar et al, HR 30: 98]. 
TypesLectotype: MLP S = Museo La Plata S-778 (designated by LOBO & QUINTEROS 2005) 
CommentThis species belongs to the patagonicus group (fide LOBO et al. 2010).

Phymaturus spurcus BARBOUR 1921 has been removed from the synonymy of P. patagonicus by LOBO & QUINTEROS 2005.

Diagn. in Lobo 2005.

Diet: herbivorous 
  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; CRISTIAN HERNAN FULVIO PEREZ, DANIEL ROBERTO PEREZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2011. Two new mountain lizard species of the Phymaturus genus (Squamata: Iguania) from northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 2924: 1–21 - get paper here
  • Avila, Luciano Javier; Cristian Hernan Fulvio Perez, IGNACIO MINOLI & Mariana Morando 2014. A new lizard of the Phymaturus genus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from Sierra Grande, northeastern Patagonia, Argentina. Zootaxa 3793 (1): 099–118 - 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
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. On a small collection of reptiles from Argentina. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 34: 139-142 - get paper here
  • Burt,C.E. & Burt,M.D. 1931. South American lizards in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 61 (7): 227-395
  • Cei, J.M. 1986. Reptiles del centro, centro-oeste y sur de la Argentina; herpetofauna de las zonas aridas y semiaridas. Mus. Regionale di Sci. Natur., Torino, Monogr. 4: 527 pp.
  • Cei,J.M. 1971. Consideraciones sobre las relaciones taxonomicas de Phymaturus patagonicus y Phymaturus palluma. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 28: 37-46
  • Cei,J.M. & CASTRO,L.P. 1973. Taxonomic and serological researches on the Phymaturus patagonicus complex. Journal of Herpetology 7 (3): 237-247 - get paper here
  • Chiszar, D., T. Gingery, B. Gingery, and H. M. Smith. 1999. Phymaturus patagonicus (Argentine chuckwalla). Facultative parthenogenesis. Herpetological Review 30 (2): 98 - get paper here
  • Koslowsky,J. 1898. Enumeración sistemática y distribución geográfica de los reptiles argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 8: 161-200 - get paper here
  • Lobo, F. and S. Quinteros 2005. Taxonomic studies of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae): Redescription of Phymaturus patagonicus Koslowsky 1898, and revalidation and redescription of Phymaturus spurcus Barbour 1921. Journal of Herpetology 39 (4): 533-540 - get paper here
  • Lobo, F. and S. Quinteros 2005. A MORPHOLOGY-BASED PHYLOGENY OF PHYMATURUS (IGUANIA: LIOLAEMIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF FOUR NEW SPECIES FROM ARGENTINA. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 45(13):143-177 - get paper here
  • Lobo, Fernando; Cristian Abdala and Soledad Valdecantos 2010. Taxonomic Studies of the Genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae): Description of Four New Species. South American J. Herp. 5 (2):102-126 - get paper here
  • LOBO, FERNANDO; CRISTIAN ABDALA & SOLEDAD VALDECANTOS 2012. Morphological diversity and phylogenetic relationships within a South-American clade of iguanian lizards (Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Zootaxa 3315: 1–41 - 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
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Piantoni, Carla; Ibargüengoytía, Nora R.; Cussac, Victor E. 2006. Age and growth of the Patagonian lizard Phymaturus patagonicus. Amphibia-Reptilia 27 (3): 385-392 - get paper here
  • SCOLARO, J. ALEJANDRO; MANUEL JARA, DANIEL PINCHEIRA-DONOSO 2013. The sexual signals of speciation? A new sexually dimorphic Phymaturus species of the patagonicus clade from Patagonia Argentina. Zootaxa 3722 (3): 317–332 - get paper here
  • SCOLARO, J.A. & NORA RUTH IBARGÜENGOYTÍA 2007. A new species of Phymaturus from rocky outcrops in the central steppe of Rio Negro province, Patagonia Argentina (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemidae). Zootaxa 1524: 47–55 - get paper here
  • Scolaro, J.A. & Pincheira-Donoso, D. 2010. Lizards at the end of the world: Two new species of Phymaturus of the patagonicus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae) revealed in southern Patagonia of Argentina. Zootaxa 2393: 17–32 - get paper here
  • Scolaro, José Alejandro; Valeria Corbalán, Osvaldo Fabián Tappari and Lorena Obregón Streitenberger 2016. LIZARDS AT THE END OF THE WORLD: A NEW MELANIC SPECIES OF PHYMATURUS OF THE PATAGONICUS CLADE FROM ROCKY OUTCROPS IN THE NORTHWESTERN STEPPE OF CHUBUT PROVINCE, PATAGONIA ARGENTINA (REPTILIA: IGUANIA: LIOLAEMIDAE). Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile, 65: 137-152
  • Streitenberger, Lorena Obregón; María Rosa Klagges, Juan Francisco Escobar y José Alejandro Scolaro, 2018. ESTUDIO COMPARATIVO DE LAS ESPECIES DE LAGARTOS DE LAS ROCAS DEL NORESTE DEL CHUBUT. Naturalia Patagónica 11: 15-31
  • Valdecantos, Soledad and Fernando Lobo 2015. First Report of Hemiclitores in Females of South American Liolaemid Lizards. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2015, Vol. 49, No. 2: 291-294. - get paper here
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