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Acanthosaura cardamomensis WOOD, GRISMER, GRISMER, NEANG, CHAV & HOLDEN, 2010

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthosaura cardamomensis WOOD, GRISMER, GRISMER, NEANG, CHAV & HOLDEN 2010
Acanthosaura armata BOULENGER 1885: 301
Gonocephalus armatus crucigerus SMITH 1935:160–161
Acanthosaura crucigera DALTRY & CHENAG 2000: 100
Acanthosaura crucigera DALTRY & TRAEHOLT 2003: 99–100
Acanthosaura crucigera STUART & EMMETT 2006: 12–13
Acanthosaura cf. crucigera GRISMER et al. 2007: 221–222
Acanthosaura sp. GRISMER et al. 2008: 165 
DistributionCambodia, Thailand (Cardamom Mountains), Vietnam (Phu Quoc Island)

Type locality: 1400 h at 1,121 m elevation from Camp 2, Phnom Aural Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia (12°01’N, 104°09’E).  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 7447, adult female, collected on 5 August 2005 by Jesse L. Grismer, L. Lee Grismer & Perry L. Wood Jr. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large species (maximum SVL 149 mm in females, maximum SVL 133 mm in males) with a single long cylindrical spine above posterior margin of eye; large spine on occiput between tympanum and nuchal crest; tympanum naked, round; large rectangular rostral scale; dewlap present in males and females; females with dark coloration in the gular region; scales on flanks intermixed with randomly arranged clusters of larger keeled scales; nuchal crest present; 6–15 scales in nuchal diastema; vertebral crest composed of enlarged, pointed scales beginning at shoulder region continuing to ¾ down vertebral column then fading at base of tail; tail 120–160% of SVL; black collar and black eye patch present; posterior 2/3 of tail black to dark greenish; yellow to greenish spots on dorsum; dorsum light tan to dark green (Fig. 2; Table 5 compares these characters across all species of Acanthosaura). 
CommentDistribution: see map in Trivalarat et al. 2020: 17 (Fig. 5). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet cardamomensis is in reference to the type locality, the Cardamom Mountains. 
  • Bobrov V.V. 2013. Acanthosaura cardamomensis (Reptilia, Sauria, Agamidae) as a lizard species new for the Vietnam fauna. Current Studies in Herpetology 13 (1/2): 64–66 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. and L. Lee Grismer. 2014. Acanthosaura cardamomensis reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 123 - get paper here
  • Gray, R. J. 2020. First report of reproduction in the wild for Acanthosaura cardamomensis Wood et al., 2010 in Thailand. Herpetology Notes 13: 185-186. - 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
  • Neang Thy, L.L. Grismer et al. 2010. First report of the herpetofauna of Dalai Mountain in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sactuary, southwestern Cardamon Mountains, Cambodia. Cambodian J Nat. Hist. 2010 (2): 127-143 - 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
  • Trivalairat P, Kunya K, Chanhome L, Sumontha M, Vasaruchapong T, Chomngam N, Chiangkul K 2020. Acanthosaura aurantiacrista (Squamata: Agamidae), a new long horn lizard from northern Thailand. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e48587 - get paper here
  • Wood, P.L.; Grismer, L.L.; Grismer, J.L.; Neang, T.; Chav, T. & holden, J. 2010. A new cryptic species of Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 (Squamata: Agamidae) from Thailand and Cambodia. Zootaxa 2488: 22–38 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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