Liolaemus purul

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Taxonavigation: Pleurodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Pleurodonta

Familia: Liolaemidae
Genus: Liolaemus
Species: Liolaemus purul


  • Liolaemus purul Abdala, Semhan, Moreno Azocar, Bonino, Paz & Cruz, 2012
Holotype: FML 24153 (FBC 1694): C. Abdala, M. Bonino, F. Cruz, L. Moreno Azócar, R.V. Semhan Cols. 3/XII/2009.
Type locality: 6 km N of San Ignacio, on the way to Zapala National Route 40, Department La Rinconada, Neuquén Province, Argentina. 39° 50 ́ 54.4" S, 70° 39 ́ 52.6" W, 1071 m elevation.
Etymology: The mapuche word purul means “alternated black and white colors (as on a chess board)”. This color pattern is present on the supralabials and is a typical feature that distinguishes this species from the rest of the species belonging to the L. melanops group.


  • Liolaemus boulengeri Cei, 1986
  • Liolaemus loboi Abdala & Lobo, 2006
  • Liolaemus boulengeri Pincheira-Donoso, 2007
  • Liolaemus purul Abdala, Semhan, Moreno Azocar, Bonino, Paz & Cruz, 2012


  • Abdala C.S., R.V. Semhan, D.L. Moreno Azocar, M. Bonino, M.M. Paz & F. Cruz. 2012: Taxonomic study and morphology based phylogeny of the patagonic clade Liolaemus melanops group (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with the description of three new taxa. Zootaxa, 3163: 1–32. Preview.