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

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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

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ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand