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Taxonomy of the family Leiosauridae
Bibliography of the genus Pristidactylus
Biodiversity of the family Leiosauridae








Genus
Pristidactylus

Copper Iguanas*, Copper Lizards

Kupferleguane*

Kobberleguaner*

1843 Pristidactylus Fitzinger (type species: Leiosaurus fasciatus D'Orbigny in Dumeril & Bibron 1837)
1845 Pentadactylus Gray (type species: Leiosaurus fasciatus D'Orbigny in Dumeril & Bibron 1837; syn. Etheridge & Williams 1985)
1964 Cupriguanus Gallardo (type species: Cupriguanus achalensis Gallardo; syn. Etheridge in Paull, Williams & Hall 1976)
Contents: 10 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Two species (torquatus, valeriae) previously placed in Urostrophus, and one (fasciatus) in Leiosaurus.
Distribution: Argentina, Chile.

Pristidactylus achalensis

Pampa de Achala Copper Lizard

Pampa-de-Achala-Kupferleguan*

Pampa de Achala-kobberleguan*

1964 Cupriguanus achalensis Gallardo
Pristidactylus achalensis Etheridge in Paull, Williams & Hall 1976

Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus alvaroi

Santiago Copper Lizard*

Santiago-Kupferleguan*

Santiago-kobberleguan*

1975 Cupriguanus alvaroi Donoso-Barros
Pristidactylus alvaroi Etheridge & Williams 1985

Distribution: Chile.


Pristidactylus araucanus

Araucaria Copper Lizard*

Araucaria-Kupferleguan*

Araucaria-kobberleguan*

1964 Cupriguanus araucanus Gallardo
Pristidactylus araucanus Cei, Scolaro & Videla 2001

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of scapulatus (e.g., Etheridge & Williams 1985; Cei 1986). Revalidated by Cei, Scolaro & Videla (2001).
Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus casuhatiensis

Buenos Aires Copper Lizard*

Buenos-Aires-Kupferleguan*

Buenos Aires-kobberleguan*

1968 Cupriguanus casuhatiensis Gallardo
Pristidactylus casuhatiensis Etheridge in Paull, Williams & Hall 1976

Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus fasciatus

Banded Copper Lizard*

Gebänderter Kupferleguan*

Båndet Kobberleguan*

1837 Leiosaurus fasciatus D'Orbigny in Dumeril & Bibron
Pristidactylus fasciatus Boulenger 1885
Liosaurus fasciatus Koslowsky 1889
Cupriguanus fasciatus Barrio 1969
1985 Pristidactylus fasciatus Etheridge & Williams 1985
1968 Leiosaurus bardensis Gallardo (Etheridge & Williams 1985)

Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus nigroiugulus

Black-throated Copper Lizard*

Schwarzkehliger Kupferleguan*

Sortstrubet Kobberleguan*

2001 Pristidactylus nigroiugulus Cei, Scolaro & Videla

Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus scapulatus

Uspallata Copper Lizard*

Uspallata-Kupferleguan*

Uspallata-kobberleguan*

1861 Leiosaurus scapulatus Burmeister
Urostrophus scapulatus Boulenger 1889
Cupriguanus scapulatus Gallardo 1964
Pristidactylus scapulatus Etheridge in Paull, Williams & Hall 1976
1861 Leiosaurus multipunctatus Burmeister (Etheridge & Williams 1985)
1964 Cupriguanus araucanus Gallardo (Etheridge & Williams 1985)

Distribution: Argentina.


Pristidactylus torquatus

Conception Copper Lizard*

Conception-Kupferleguan*

Conception-kobberleguan*

1861 Leiosaurus torquatus Philippi
Urostrophus torquatus Boulenger 1885
Cupriguanus torquatus Donoso-Barros 1970
Pristidactylus torquatus Montecinos Espinoza & Formas 1979
1861 Leiosaurus valdivianus Philippi (Etheridge & Williams 1985)

Distribution: Chile.


Pristidactylus valeriae

Alhué Copper Lizard*

Alhué-Kupferleguan*

Alhué-kobberleguan*

1966 Urostrophus valeriae Donoso-Barros
Pristidactylus valeriae Etheridge & Williams 1985

Distribution: Chile.


Pristidactylus volcanensis

El Volcán Copper Lizard*

El Volcán-Kupferleguan*

El Volcán-kobberleguan*

1987 Pristidactylus volcanensis Lamborot & Diaz

Distribution: Chile.