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Una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endémica de la Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca, Argentina

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Cuadernos de Herpetología 22 (1): 35-47, 2008 popper@tucbbs.com.ar

Abstract

A new species ofLiolaemus belonging to the L. montanus group is described. This species in endemic to the Sierra de Fiambalá, Tinogasta Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina. The new species is a medium-sizedLiolaemus (maximum SVL 70.7 mm), with 60-68 scales around the midbody, slightly imbricated and keeled dorsals, precloacal pores pre- sent in both males (5-8) and females (3-6), and a unique color pattern, which differentiates the new species from other species in the genus. This species inhabits the Sierra de Fiambalá, and is geographically isolated from phylogenetically more related taxa included in the L. montanus group.

Key words:

Iguania; Liolaemus; grupo de L. montanus; endemismo; Argentina

Received: Aug. 10, 2007 ▪ Accepted: Mar. 31, 2008

Associate Editor: F. Cruz
Abdala, C.S. & Quinteros, S.A. 2008. Una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endémica de la Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca, Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetología 22: 35-47.