A new species of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Tropiduridae: Liolaeminae) from central-southern Chile

Pincheira-Donoso, Daniel (2004) A new species of the genus Phymaturus (Iguania: Tropiduridae: Liolaeminae) from central-southern Chile. Multequina, Latin American Journal of Natural Resources, 13 . pp. 57-70. ISSN 0327-9375

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Abstract

Phymaturus vociferator is described as a new species of iguanian lizard, from central-southern Chile, related to P. verdugo from Peteroa Volcano region, Malargüe, Mendoza Province. The only known population comes from El Refugio, Laguna del Laja, in Antuco Volcano mountains, about 1700 m, close to the Argentinean frontier, in the Andean region of the Bio Bio Region. Morphological characters, pattern of coloration, and their isolated distribution, separate this new taxon from the other species of the genus. It is a member of the flagellifer species group, diagnosed by the presence of short superciliaries scales, with five or more suboculars, three or four rows of lorilabials, the simphisial
scute narrower than rostral, commonly in contact with sublabials, and with caudal spines abruptly developed. Phymaturus vociferator has previously been confused with Phymaturus flagellifer (= P. palluma).

Keywords:Phymaturus
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C300 Zoology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:9288
Deposited On:01 May 2013 21:05

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