A new species of Phymaturus of the patagonicus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae) from isolated plateau of southwestern Rio Negro Province, Argentina

José Alejandro Scolaro, Fausto Méndez De La Cruz, Nora R. Ibargüengoytía


A new Phymaturus species called Phymaturus sinervoi, is described in the present study. The new species is a member ofthe “Phymaturus patagonicus” group from Patagonia. It lives at about 1100 m of altitude in a volcanic rocky habitat nearto Cari Laufquen plateau, in the southern-central steppe of Rio Negro Province, Argentina. The new species and the neigh-bouring related species of the genus from the “patagonicus” group are morphologically compared, and its distribution and natural history are pointed out.


<i>Phymaturus</i> <i>sinervoi</i>; Liolaemidae; Patagonian Reptiles; rock-dwelling lizards; Argentina


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