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Bronchocela burmana (BLANFORD, 1878)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Burmese Green crested lizard
G: Burma-Langschwanzagame, Burma-Schönechse, Blutsaugeragame 
SynonymBronchocela burmana BLANFORD 1878: 127
Bronchocela burmana — ZUG ET AL. 2017 
DistributionS Myanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: “...near Tavoy”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 5337, adult 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Bronchocela lizard with a short nuchal crest of six to nine erect tri- angular crest scales; no middorsal crest of raised scales on trunk. Snout-vent length of adults range from 80 to 94 mm with tail length 240 to 360% of snout-vent length; limbs slender, forelimbs 42–52% of SVL, hindlimbs 86–97% of SVL; digits long and slender with third finger slightly longer than fourth finger, fourth toe distinctly longer that third toe; head medium sized (25–27% of SVL); head with distinct canthal ridge, narrow triangular shaped from dorsal view, length > width ≈ height and approximately 26 % of SVL; moderately large eye (OrbD/HeadL ~26–28%) and about twice diam- eter of tympanum (continuous with temporal surface) [Zug et al. 2017: 152]. 
CommentDistribution: see map in Zug et al. 2017. Probably in nearby Thailand. 
Etymology 
References
  • Blanford,W.T. 1878. Notes on some Reptilia from the Himalayas and Burma. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) xlvii: 125-131 - get paper here
  • Zug GR, Mulcahy DG, Vindum JV 2017. Resurrection of Bronchocela burmana Blanford, 1878 for the Green Crested Lizard (Squamata, Agamidae) of southern Myanmar. ZooKeys 657: 141-156. - get paper here
 
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