Rediscovery of a lizard in Argentina after decades of searching

Main report: Rediscovery of Liolaemus rabinoi (Iguania: Liolaemidae) after 35 years: redescription, biological and phylogenetic information, and conservation challenges.
(Herpetological taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics)
Other Reporting: Wikipedia
Scientific Paper: Salamandra Journal   
New Taxa: Liolaemus rabinoi
Categories: Lazarus Species | Reptiles

Liolaemus rabinoi, a species from Argentina has formerly been considered extinct. It was first found in 1972 on the margins of the El Nihuil dam in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. In November 2010, new specimens of lizards assignable to L. rabinoi were found in an area of large sand dunes, 10 km from where it had been searched for in vain for years.

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