Pronunciation: ee-loh-kay-LAY-see-yuh Meaning: Flesh lizard Author/s: Coria and Salgado (1998) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Neuquén, Argentina Chart Position: 363
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(Flesh lizard from Aguada Grande)EtymologyIlokelesia is derived from the Mapuche "ilo" (flesh) and "kelesio" (lizard), referring to its dietary preferences. The species epithet, aguadagrandensis (ah-GWAH-dah-grahn-DEN-sis), means "from Aguada Grande" in Latin.
DiscoveryThe remains of Ilokelesia were discovered at Aguada Grande in the Huincul Formation, Río Limay Subgroup, Neuquén Group, near Plaza Huincul, Neuquén Province, Argentina in 1991.