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Acanthosaura crucigera BOULENGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Pricklenape, Masked Horned Tree Lizard
G: Masken-Nackenstachler, Winkelkopfagame 
SynonymAcanthosaura crucigera BOULENGER 1885: 302
Acanthosaura horrescens LÖNNBERG 1916 (fide SMITH 1935)
Goniocephalus armatus crucigerus — SMITH 1935: 160
Acanthosaura crucigera — TAYLOR 1963: 870
Acanthosaura crucigera— WERMUTH 1967: 1
Acanthosaura crucigera — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 156
Acanthosaura crucigera — COX et al. 1998: 93
Acanthosaura cf. crucigera — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 90
Acanthosaura cf. crucigera — GRISMER et al. 2008
Acanthosaura crucigera — WOOD et al. 2010 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), Thailand, West Malaysia, Cambodia

Type locality: Tavoy, Tenasserim.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.19.64, 1946.8.13.84, Types Tavoy, Burma (fide WOOD et al. 2010).
Syntypes: NRM [A. horrescens] 
CommentDNA analysis and the absence of reliable finds suggest to exclude A. crucigera and A. armata from the faunal list of Vietnam (Ananjeva et al. 2008). 
References
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