Three new lizard species of the liolaemus montanus group from Perú

César Aguilar-Puntriano, César Ramírez, Ernesto Castillo, Alejandro Mendoza, Victor J. Vargas, Jack W. Sites

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number161
JournalDiversity
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by WAITT FOUNDATION-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, grant number W195-11; NSF-EMERGING FRONTIERS AWARD, grant number EF 1241885; and NSF-DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT GRANT, grant number 1501187. We thank A. Resetar (FMNH), J. Losos, J. Rosado (MCZ), and F. Glaw (ZSM) for loans and accessions of specimens under their care. F. Huari, E. Coronado, M. Angeles and J. Montalvo for field assistant. Comments of editors and two anonymous reviewers improved our manuscript considerably. Fieldwork was supported by the BYU Bean Life Science Museum. Permits (RD No. 1280-2012-AG-DGFFS-DGEFFS, RD No. 008-2014-MINAGRI-DGFFS-DGEFFS) were issued by the Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima, Per?. The work was approved by the BYU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocol number 12001 and in accordance with US law.

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: We thank A. Resetar (FMNH), J. Losos, J. Rosado (MCZ), and F. Glaw (ZSM) for loans and accessions of specimens under their care. F. Huari, E. Coronado, M. Angeles and J. Montalvo for field assistant. Comments of editors and two anonymous reviewers improved our manuscript considerably. Fieldwork was supported by the BYU Bean Life Science Museum. Permits (RD No. 1280-2012-AG-DGFFS-DGEFFS, RD No. 008-2014-MINAGRI-DGFFS-DGEFFS) were issued by the Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima, Perú. The work was approved by the BYU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocol number 12001 and in accordance with US law.

Funding Information:
Funding: This research was funded by WAITT FOUNDATION-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, grant number W195-11; NSF-EMERGING FRONTIERS AWARD, grant number EF 1241885; and NSF-DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT GRANT, grant number 1501187.

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Keywords

  • Andes
  • Conservation
  • Pacific coast
  • Perú
  • Species description
  • Threats

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