Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei, 1971

Pincheira-Donoso, Daniel, Scolaro, J. Alejandro & Sura, Piotr, 2008, A monographic catalogue on the systematics and phylogeny of the South American iguanian lizard family Liolaemidae (Squamata, Iguania), Zootaxa 1800, pp. 1-85 : 37

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6789337

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6789495

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/341FFA64-FF94-613C-6CFB-EF65FB2A8CB6

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scientific name

Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei
status

 

Subgenus Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei

Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei 1971: 90 (type species: Vilcunia silvanae Donoso-Barros & Cei 1971 ).

As most of major-level clades within the Liolaemus genus, the clade Vilcunia shows a controversial history. While some authors have recognized this group of Patagonian lizards as a valid subgenus ( Cei 1986; Pincheira-Donoso & Núñez 2005), others have suggested that it does not exhibit clear signals of differentiation from Liolaemus ( Etheridge 1995; Etheridge & Espinoza 2000). The development of phylogenetic hypotheses has recently provided support to the idea that these lizards form a monophyletic clade closely related to the Donosolaemus subgenus and the magellanicus line (e.g. Espinoza et al. 2004; also Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Liolaemidae

Loc

Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei

Pincheira-Donoso, Daniel, Scolaro, J. Alejandro & Sura, Piotr 2008
2008
Loc

Vilcunia Donoso-Barros & Cei 1971: 90

Donoso-Barros, R. & Cei, J. M. 1971: 90
1971