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Pristidactylus achalensis (GALLARDO, 1964)

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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Leiosaurinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Argentine Anole
G: Grüner Achala-Grosskopfleguan 
SynonymCupriguanus achalensis GALLARDO 1964: 132
Pristidactylus achalensis — ETHERIDGE in PAULL, WILLIAMS & HALL 1976
Pristidactylus achalensis — WERNING & WOLF 2007 
DistributionArgentina (Cordoba, San Luis [Hr 35: 188])

Type locality: Posta de Pampa de Achala, Córdoba Province, Argentina.  
TypesHolotype: MACN 10913 (Mus. Argent. Cien. Nat.) 10913, adult male; paratypes: MACN 
  • Avila, Luciano Javier 1994. Pristidactylus achalensis (Pampa de achala copper lizard). Argentina: Cordoba. Herpetological Review 25 (4): 165-166 - 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
  • Blengini, Cecilia Soledad; Guadalupe López Juri, Margarita Chiaraviglio, Diego Rafael Uñates & Sergio Naretto 2020. Sperm Parameters in Pristidactylus achalensis (Squamata: Leiosauridae), a Lizard Endemic to the Highest Mountain Areas in Central Argentina. Copeia 108 (3): 538-544 - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M., J. A. SCOLARO & F. VIDELA 2001. The present status of Argentinean polychrotid species of the genus Pristidactylus and description of its southernmost taxon as a new species. Journal of Herpetology 35 (4): 597-605 - get paper here
  • Gallardo,J.M. 1964. Los generos "Urostrophus" D. et B. y "Cupriguanus" gen. nov. (Sauria, Iguanidae) y sus especies. Neotropica, Buenos Aires 10 (33): 125-136
  • Lamborot M; Diaz N F 1987. A new species of Pristidactylus (Sauria: Iguanidae) from central Chile and comments on the speciation in the genus. Journal of Herpetology 21 (1): 29-37 - get paper here
  • MINOLI, IGNACIO; LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA 2017. Conservation assessments in climate change scenarios: spatial perspectives for present and future in two Pristidactylus (Squamata: Leiosauridae) lizards from Argentina. Zootaxa 4237 (1) - get paper here
  • Pinna-Senn, E., I.E. Di Tada & J.A. Listanti 1987. Polymorphism of the Microchromosomes and the Nucleolar Organizar Region in Pristidactylus achalensis (Sauria: Iguanidae) Herpetologica 43 (1): 120-127. - get paper here
  • Sinsch, Ulrich; Adolfo L. Martino; Ismael E. di Tada 2002. Longevity and sexual size dimorphism of the Pampa de Achala copper lizard Pristidactylus achalensis (Gallardo, 1964). Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (2): 177-190 - get paper here
  • Torres, M. D. M., Viladrich, L. J., & Naretto, S. 2021. Role of coloration in antipredator strategies of Pristidactylus achalensis (Squamata: Leiosauridae) related to sex and stages of predation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society - get paper here
  • Torres, María del Milagro; Leonel Jeremias Viladrich, Sergio Naretto 2019. A case of cannibalism in Achala copper lizard Pristidactylus achalensis, an endemic lizard to the highest mountain areas in Central Argentina (Squamata: Leiosauridae). Herpetology Notes 12: 827-828 - 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
  • Varela, Esperanza Amalia 1999. Tipos de la colección herpetológica del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [type catalog] Iheringia, Sér. Zool., Porto Alegre (87): 57-74
  • Werning, H. & Wolf, C. 2007. Gebirge und Hochland - Reptilien und Amphibien in einem extremen Lebensraum. Draco 7 (27): 4-27 - get paper here
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