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Acanthosaura brachypoda ANANJEVA, ORLOV, NGUYEN & RYABOV, 2011

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthosaura brachypoda ANANJEVA, ORLOV, NGUYEN & RYABOV 2011 
DistributionNW Vietnam

Type locality: Fan Si Pan Mount, Lao Cai Province, NW Vietnam  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26273, adult female, “Fan Si Pan Mount village of Ban Khoan, 12 km NW of Sa Pa town, near O Qui Ho Pass, Lao Cai province, Vietnam (22°12’21’’ N 103°27’41’ E), 1900 m a.s.l.” Leg: S. A. Ryabov, V. V. Zolotukhin, V. 2006. 
CommentSimilar species: A. lepidogaster

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologyfrom Greek “brachy” = short and “pous, podos” = foot, in reference to the short limbs of the species. 
  • Ananjeva, Natalia B.; Nikolai L. Orlov, Thien Tao Nguyen, Sergey A. Ryabov 2011. A New Species of Acanthosaura (Agamidae, Sauria) from Northwest Vietnam . Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (3): 195-202 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
  • Liu S, Rao D 2019. A new species of the genus Acanthosaura from Yunnan, China (Squamata, Agamidae). ZooKeys 888: 105-132 - get paper here
  • Liu, S., Zhang, D., Hou, M., Orlov, N. L., Rao, D., Ananjeva, N. B., & Li, S. 2023. Taxonomic Assessment of Acanthosaura lepidogaster sensu lato (Reptilia: Agamidae) in China Through Extensive Sampling. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 30(3), 127-143
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Milto, Konstantin D.; Andrei V. Barabanov 2012. A Catalogue of the Agamid and Chamaeleonid Types in the Collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 155-170 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, SANG NGOC; JIE-QIONG JIN, BA DINH VO, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, WEI-WEI ZHOU, JING CHE, ROBERT W. MURPHY, YA-PING ZHANG 2019. A new species of Acanthosaura Gray 1831 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 4612 (4): 555–565 - get paper here
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G.; MONTRI SUMONTHA, KIRATI KUNYA, AWAT NITIKUL, PHAMON SAMPHANTHAMIT, PERRY L. WOOD, JR. & LEE L. GRISMER 2015. Acanthosaura phuketensis (Squamata: Agamidae), a new long-horned tree agamid from southwestern Thailand. Zootaxa 4020 (3): 473–494 - get paper here
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