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Three New Lizard Species of the Liolaemus montanus Group from Perú

Sciprofile linkCesar Aguilar Puntriano, Sciprofile linkCésar Ramírez, Sciprofile linkErnesto Fernando Castillo Urbina, Sciprofile linkAlejandro Mendoza, Sciprofile linkVíctor Jassmani Vargas García, Jr. Jack W. Sites
Published: 11 September 2019
 by  MDPI
Diversity , Volume 11; doi:10.3390/d11090161

Abstract: Three new species of Liolaemus belonging to the L. montanus group are described from Perú. Two new species are restricted to the Ica and Moquegua departments on the Pacific coast, and one new species is only known from an isolated highland in Ayacucho department. These three new species differ from closely related species in their coloration patterns and head shape. We comment on the conservation issues of the new species and other Peruvian species of the L. montanus group.
Keywords: Andes / conservation / threats / Pacific Coast / Species Description / Perú

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