Distribution: Chile (Coquimbo, Cautin; HR 33: 226), Argentina (Neuquen)
Type locality: Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepción, Chile.
The Chilean tree iguana, Liolaemus chiliensis, is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family. It is endemic to Chile and southwestern Neuquen Province, Argentina. It occurs in open forests and ecotonal scrublands or scrub-steppes, chiefly in the Chilean mattoral ecoregion.
This species is sometimes kept as a pet, although such a practise violates conservation biology principles, since this species has such a limited range, and is thus vulnerable to habitat disruption and population declines.
- C. Michael Hogan & World Wildlife Fund. 2013. Chilean matorral. ed. M.McGinley. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC
- Herman A.J. in den Bosch. "How to keep lacertids: Liolaemus". Podarcis. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
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