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Urostrophus gallardoi ETHERIDGE & WILLIAMS, 1991

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Higher TaxaLeiosauridae (Enyaliinae), Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymUrostrophus gallardoi ETHERIDGE & WILLIAMS 1991
Urostrophus vautieri BOULENGER 1902 (part.)
Urostrophus gallardoi — DIRKSEN & DE LA RIVA 1999 
DistributionNW Argentina (Cordoba, Jujuy, Tucumán, Chaco, La Rioja, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fé, Santiago del Estero),
S Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija)

Type locality: Urundel, Dept. Oran. Prov. Salta, Argentina (23°43' S, 64°47' W).  
TypesHolotype: MACN 11043 (= Mus. Argent. Cien. Nat.), J. Crespo, collector; paratypes: MACN 
CommentDistribution: see ETHERIDGE & WILLIAMS 1991 for a map. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Jose Maria Gallardo, who first correctly distinguished Urostrophus from Cupriguanus = Pristidactylus and also briefly described the characteristics of the Argentine population. 
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