Agama gracilimembris CHABANAUD, 1918
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Agama gracilimembris?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Benin Agama|
|Synonym||Agama gracilimembris CHABANAUD 1918: 106|
Agama gracilimembris — WERMUTH 1967: 13
Agama gracilimembris — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama gracilimembris — ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010
Agama gracilimembris — MEDIANNIKOV, TRAPE & TRAPE 2012: 131
|Distribution||Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, probably in Chad (L. Chirio, pers. comm.), Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Burkina Faso (MEDIANNIKOV et al. 2012).|
Type locality: Dahomey [= Benin]
|Types||Syntypes. MNHN-RA 1904.0114-0115, respectively male and female|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A dwarf Agama with females (SVL 48–57 mm) longer than males (SVL 40–47 mm). Body depressed, hind limbs long. No gular pouch in males or females, but a marked lateral fold is present. Tail one and a half times longer than SVL. In males, base of the tail with prominent hemipeneal bulge. Head convex. Upper head scales large, strongly keeled. Occipital scale enlarged, greatest width as large as the diameter of the ear opening. Nostril directed posteriorly, pierced in the posterior part of the nasal scale which is below the canthus rostralis. Usually with one scale between the nasal and the first supra- ciliary scale. Supraciliary scales smooth. Nuchal and dorsal crests absent. Ear opening as large as the eye, tympanum superficial and exposed. Tufts of long, spinose scales around the ear and the sides of the neck lacking. Single, short, conical scales close to the border of the ear opening are present. Body scales small, heterogeneous, keeled, and nonmucronate, in 70–85 scale rows around midbody. Enlarged body scales irregularly intermixed on the lateral regions of the body. Vertebral scales 30–46. Gular and ventral scales strongly keeled, ventrals about the same size as the dorsal scales. Hind limbs relatively long, reaching the tympanum. Lamellae 13–14 under fourth toe. Males with one row of 8–12 precloacal pores [from Grandison, 1968 and WAGNER & BAUER 2011].|
|Comment||Wermuth (1967) lists this species with a question mark indicating uncertain status.|
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