New distributional records and natural history notes for Liolaemus loboi (Abdala, 2003) in Río Negro and Neuquén Provinces, Argentina

Pablo A. Chafrat, Richard D. Sage, José Cerdeña, Cristian S. Abdala


Liolaemus loboi Abdala, 2003 is a rare liolaemid lizard originally described from the borderbetween Neuquén and Río Negro Provinces in Patagonia Argentina. Only a few specimens ofthis species exist in museums, and all are from the type locality near Bariloche. Here, we presenttwo new records that result in a significant extension of the known distribution of the species.In addition, we comment on the habitat of Liolaemus loboi, its phylogenetic relationships, andselected aspects of its natural history.

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Revista de la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina. ISSN en línea 1852-5768. Asociación Civil Herpetológica Argentina. Paz Soldán 5100. Piso 1 Dpto 8. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.