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Bronchocela danieli (TIWARI & BISWAS, 1973)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDaniel's Forest Lizard 
SynonymCalotes danieli TIWARI & BISWAS 1973
Bronchocela danieli — MOODY 1980
Calotes danieli — BISWAS 1984
Calotes danieli — TIKADER & SHARMA 1992: 104
Calotes danieli — SHARMA 2002: 221
Bronchocela danieli — DAS 1996: 43 
DistributionIndia (Nicobar Islands)

Type locality: Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island, India.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 22455 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. (Partly after Tiwari and Biswas, 1973; Biswas, 1984). A slender limbed species with a SVL of 72 - 80 mm, and a long tail [254 - 271 mm (343 - 352% of SVL)]. Tympanum about half diameter of orbit or little more. Supraocular scales large and flat, not keeled, seven compressed scales on temple behind supercilium. Nuchal crest indicated by 12 - 14 small compressed and erect triangular scales, dorsal crest present extending to tail. Gular region covered with keeled scales, smaller than ventrals. Body scales small, strongly keeled, in 68 - 71 midbody scale rows, 5 - 6 uppermost scale rows pointing upward others directed downwards. Ventrals about 5 times larger than dorsals, strongly keeled. Fifth toe small, smaller than fourth finger. 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Biswas, S. 1984. Some notes on the reptiles of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81(2), 476-481. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 1999. Biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. In: Ota,H. (ed) Tropical Island herpetofauna..., Elsevier, pp. 43-77 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; P.L. WOOD, JR., CHEOL HAENG LEE, EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EHWAN NGADI & JACK W. SITES, JR. 2015. An integrative taxonomic review of the agamid genus Bronchocela (Kuhl, 1820) from Peninsular Malaysia with descriptions of new montane and insular endemics. Zootaxa 3948 (1): 001–023 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J. 2005. A taxonomic review of the genus Bronchocela (Squamata: Agamidae) with description of a new species from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 12 (3): 167-182 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2008. Agamid lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. Terralog 7, 160 pp.
  • Moody,S.M. 1980. Phylogenetic and historical biogeographical relationships of the genera in the family Agamidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia). PhD thesis, Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor, 373 pp.
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 1990. A field book of the lizards of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India 115: 1-122 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2002. Fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Reptilia (Sauria). Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 430 pp.
  • Tikader, B. K. and Sharma, R. C. 1992. Handbook Indian Lizards. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Tiwari,K.K. & BISWAS,S. 1973. Two new reptiles from the great Nicobar Islands. J. Zool. Soc. India 25: 57-63
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
 
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