New Species of Phymaturus Endemic from the Sierra de Fiambala, Argentina

We described a new viviparous species of lizard, from sierras de Fiambal√° in Catamarca, Argentina. Phymaturus fiambala sp. nov. The new endemic species was found at an extremely high elevation, more than 4500 masl. This herbivorous species has unique characters within the genus, including male coloration, squamation characteristics and body proportion. Furthermore, the species presented significative genetic distance with the most closely related species. Because of the new cahracters found, a new phylogenetic hypothesis is presented in the article.
Phymaturus fiambala (new species)
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