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Agama caudospinosa MEEK, 1910

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesAgama caudospinosa caudospinosa MEEK 1910
Agama caudospinosa spawlsi WAGNER 2010 
Common NamesElmenteita Rock Agama 
SynonymAgama caudospinosa MEEK 1910: 407
Agama agama caudospina — LOVERIDGE 1929: 57 (in error)
Agama agama kaimosae LOVERIDGE 1935: 56
Agama planiceps caudospinosa — LOVERIDGE 1936: 56
Agama planiceps caudospinosa — KLUGE 1984
Agama caudospina — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Agama caudospina [sic] — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Agama caudospinosa — BARTS & WILMS 2003 
DistributionKenya

Type locality: Lake Elmenteita, Kenya.

spawlsi: Kenya (Mount Kenya); Type locality: Nkunga (00°06’73N, 37°35’77E), north of Meru Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 2312
spawlsi: Holotype. ZFMK 83666, adult male, leg. A. Burmann, 01.IV.2005. Paratypes. ZFMK 83664, subadult from Nkunga, north of Meru, leg. A. Burmann, 01.IV.2005. ZFMK 83665, juvenile from Nkunga, north of Meru, leg. A. Burmann, 01.IV.2005. ZFMK 83667, adult male from Kiamatongu (00°19’02S, 36°54’04E), leg. A. Burmann, 04.IV.2005. ZFMK 83661-663, subadult males and juvenile from Naru Moru (00°11’92S, 37°04’76E), leg. A. Burmann, 28.III.2005. 
CommentEtymology. Named after the spiny tail (Latin “cauda”); the subspecies spawlsi has been dedicated to Stephen Spawls, Norwich (England) in recognition of his important contributions over many decades to the herpetology of East Africa. 
References
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Cimatti, E. 2005. Scaly encounters in Kenya. Reptilia (GB) (42): 65-69 - get paper here
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1984. Type-specimens of reptiles in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (167): 1-85 - get paper here
  • LEACHÉ, Adam D.; Rebecca A. CHONG, Theodore J. PAPENFUSS, Philipp WAGNER, Wolfgang BÖHME, Andreas S 2009. Phylogeny of the genus Agama based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): 273–278 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1935. Scientific results of an expedition to rain forest regions in Eastern Africa. I. New reptiles and amphibians from East Africa. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 79: 1- 19. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1929. East African reptiles and amphibians in the United States National Museum. Bull. US Natl. Mus. (151): 1-135 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Meek, Seth Eugene;Cory, Charles B. 1910. Batrachians and reptiles from British East Africa. Publication of the Field Museum of Natural history 7 (11): 403-414 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2001. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147]
  • Wagner, P., A. Burmann & W. Böhme 2008. Studies on African Agama II - Resurrection of Agama agama kaimosae Loveridge, 1935 (Squamata: Agamidae) from synonymy and its elevation to species rank. Russ. J. Herp. 15 (1): 1-7 - get paper here
 
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