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The True Identity of the New World Iguanid Lizard Liolaemus chillanensis Muller and Hellmich 1932 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and Description of a New Species in the Liolaemus elongatus Group

Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime; Esquerre Gheur, Damien; Urra, Felix A.; Diaz, Hugo A.; Castro-Pastene, Carlos; Soledad Ruiz, Maria

Description

Liolaemus is a particularly species-rich radiation of New World iguanid lizards from southern South America. Thanks to intense systematic and taxonomic research, the knowledge on its species-level diversity has increased rapidly over the past several years. The L. elongatus species-complex has received considerable attention and a remarkable case is Liolaemus chillanensis, a name that has been used for two different species that are sympatric in Termas de Chillán, central Chile. Since the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160510
Source: Zoological Studies
DOI: 10.6620/ZS.2018.57-22

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