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Three New Lizard Species of the Liolaemus montanus Group from Perú

Departamento de Herpetología, Museo de Historia Natural de San Marcos (MUSM), Av. Arenales 1256, Lima 11, Peru
Asociación Pro Fauna Silvestre Ayacucho, Jr. José Santos Flores, Mz. A1 Lt.9. Urb. Las Américas San Juan Bautista, Huamanga, Ayacucho 05001, Peru
Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (SERFOR), Av. Javier Prado Oeste N° 2442, Urbanización Orrantía, Magdalena del Mar, Lima 17, Peru
Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, Emeritus Curator (Herpetology), M.L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 37043, USA
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Diversity 2019, 11(9), 161;
Received: 1 August 2019 / Revised: 5 September 2019 / Accepted: 6 September 2019 / Published: 11 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Conservation of Neotropical Amphibians and Reptiles)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Andes; conservation; Pacific coast; Perú; species description; threats Andes; conservation; Pacific coast; Perú; species description; threats
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Aguilar-Puntriano, C.; Ramírez, C.; Castillo, E.; Mendoza, A.; Vargas, V.J.; Sites, J.W., Jr. Three New Lizard Species of the Liolaemus montanus Group from Perú. Diversity 2019, 11, 161.

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