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Two new species of the Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi complex (Iguania, Liolaemidae) from Andean highlands of southern Chile

Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime; Diaz, Hugo A.; Esquerre Gheur, Damien; Urra, Felix A.

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The elongatus-kriegi complex is one of the most diverse clades of the Liolaemus (sensu stricto) subgenus of lizards. There are currently 29 species recognized in this group distributed between Chile and Argentina. Based on molecular evidence, there seem to be five main clades nested within this complex: the elongatus, leopardinus, kriegi, petrophilus and punmahuida clades. Liolaemus buergeri and L. kriegi, both of the kriegi clade, were believed to inhabit the surroundings of the Laja Lagoon,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67243
Source: ZooKeys
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.500.8725

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