Check List 12(2): e19473, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1871
Liolaemus riodamas Esquerré, Núñez & Scolaro, 2013 (Reptilia: Squamata: Liolaemidae): new record for the Maule Region in Chile
expand article infoDamien Esquerré, Jaime Troncoso-Palacios§, Rodrigo Barros|
‡ The Australian National University, Australia§ Universidad de Chile, Chile| Red de Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile (ROC), Chile
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Liolaemus riodamas is a recently described lizard, only known from a very restricted river canyon in the Andes of the O’Higgins Region in Chile. The species is particular for being one of the few Liolaemus lacking the pheromone secreting glands known as precloacal pores. Here we document a second locality for this species located 30 km southwest of the type locality. This is also 500 m higher than the type locality, therefore a considerable altitudinal extension. This is a very positive discovery since the type locality of L. riodamas is intervened by a hydroelectric project, and gives hope to the conservation of this unique taxon.
Liolaemidae; precloacal pores; Teno; Planchón