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Dos nuevas especies del género Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) y redescripción de Liolaemus boulengeri (Koslowsky, 1898)

Cuadernos de Herpetología 19 (1): 3-33, 2005 popper@tucbbs.com.ar

Abstract

Two new species of Liolaemus, members of the L. boulengeri group are described. Those species were previously misidentify as Liolaemus boulengeri. One species of them live in southern of Mendoza Province and the other are from southwest of Chubut Province, both in the Patagonian region of Argentine. The most important differences between these new species and Liolaemus boulengeri are in color pattern and some characters of scutellation. Although several species of Liolaemus from the Patagonian region of Argentine, formerly referred to L. boulengeri, were described in the last years, there are various populations with doubtful status, that must be checked. Liolaemus boulengeri is also redescribed, a lectotype is designated, its likely provenience is discussed and its distribution and natural history are given.

Key words:

Liolaemidae; Liolaemus boulengeri; Liolaemus sp. nov.; Chubut; Mendoza; Argentina

Received: Nov. 08, 2004 ▪ Accepted: Aug. 25, 2005

Associate Editor: M. Cabrera
Abdala, C.S. 2005. Dos nuevas especies del género Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) y redescripción de Liolaemus boulengeri (Koslowsky, 1898). Cuadernos de Herpetología 19: 3-33.