Liolaemus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich,

Pincheira-Donoso, Daniel, Scolaro, J. Alejandro & Sura, Piotr, 2008, A monographic catalogue on the systematics and phylogeny of the South American iguanian lizard family Liolaemidae (Squamata, Iguania), Zootaxa 1800, pp. 1-85: 27

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scientific name

Liolaemus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich
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Liolaemus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich 

Liolaemus altissimus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich 1939a: 113  (type locality: Copahue Volcano, near Baños de Copahue, 1800 m, Neuquén Province, Argentina); Donoso-Barros 1970a: 180; Cei 1986: 247.

Liolaemus bellii neuquensis Vanzolini 1986: 13  ; Laurent 1992: 31; Etheridge 1995: 33.

Liolaemus neuquensis Videla & Cei 1996: 511  , 1998: 63; Etheridge & Espinoza 2000: 7; Cei & Videla 2003a: 278; Chebez et al. 2005: 33; Sura 2005: 429; Díaz & Lobo 2006: 264; Scolaro 2006: 44; Pincheira-Donoso & Scolaro 2007: 57.

Observations: Liolaemus neuquensis  remains one of the less known species of the genus Liolaemus  . So far, only limited information has been provided in general monographs (e.g. Cei 1986). For example, nothing is known about detailed aspects of its ecology (e.g. Cei 1986). Also, hypotheses focusing on the systematic relationships of this lizard with other boreal patagonian species lacking precloacal glands have just recently been developed ( Videla & Cei 1996; Cei & Videla 2002, 2003a). Furthermore, the limited general information available on this lizard has also led to indicate that its variation, and hence its specific boundaries, are poorly documented, and that it might be conspecific to L. coeruleus Cei & Ortiz (Pincheira-Donoso & Scolaro 2007)  . In a recent study, Pincheira-Donoso & Scolaro (2007) compared a series of phenotypic traits measured in L. coeruleus  , L. neuquensis  and L. tregenzai  . These authors observed that only L. tregenzai  differed significantly from the other two species in most of these variables, which, in contrast (including aspects of their colour patterns) do not differ clearly between L. coeruleus  and L. neuquensis  . Although Pincheira-Donoso & Scolaro (2007) suggested that such trait overlap is not powerful enough to consider that L. coeruleus  and L. neuquensis  are actually the same species, they claimed that their similar patterns of trait variation may be indicative of potential conspecificity. A detailed study is therefore needed to clarify the status of these taxa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Liolaemidae

Genus

Liolaemus

Loc

Liolaemus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich

Pincheira-Donoso, Daniel, Scolaro, J. Alejandro & Sura, Piotr 2008
2008
Loc

Liolaemus neuquensis

Scolaro, J. A. & Ibarguengoytia, N. R. 2007: 57
Diaz, J. M. & Lobo, F. 2006: 264
Chebez, J. C. & Rey, N. R. & Williams, J. D. 2005: 33
Sura, P. 2005: 429
Cei, J. M. & Videla, F. 2003: 278
Etheridge, R & Espinoza, R. E. 2000: 7
Videla, F. & Cei, J. M. 1998: 63
Videla, F. & Cei, J. M. 1996: 511
1996
Loc

Liolaemus bellii neuquensis

Etheridge, R. 1995: 33
Laurent, R. F. 1992: 31
Vanzolini, P. E. 1986: 13
1986
Loc

Liolaemus altissimus neuquensis Müller & Hellmich 1939a: 113

Cei, J. M. 1986: 247
Donoso-Barros, R. 1970: 180
Muller, L. & Hellmich, W. 1939: 113
1939