Bronchocela danieli (TIWARI & BISWAS, 1973)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bronchocela danieli?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Daniel's Forest Lizard|
|Synonym||Calotes 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
|Distribution||India (Nicobar Islands)|
Type locality: Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island, India.
|Types||Holotype: ZSI 22455|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. (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.|