Bronchocela hayeki (MÜLLER, 1928)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bronchocela hayeki?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Sumatra Bloodsucker|
|Synonym||Calotes hayeki MÜLLER 1928|
Calotes hayeki — BRONGERSMA 1931
Calotes hayeki — WERMUTH 1967: 38
Bronchocela hayeki — MOODY 1980
Bronchocela hayeki — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 161
Bronchocela hayeki — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
|Distribution||Indonesia (N Sumatra)|
Type locality: Hochfläche von Brastag, am Sibayak, Nordost-Sumatra (elevation 1400 m). Neotype locality: near Berastagi 3°11’ N, 98° 31’ E, “Fuss des Sibayak” about 1450 m a.s.l., Sumatera Utara.
|Types||Neotype. ZMB 55931 near Berastagi 3°11’ N, 98° 31’ E, “Fuss des Sibayak” about 1450 m a.s.l., Sumatera Utara, leg. Ulrich Manthey, April 1996, adult male (designated by Hallermann 2005). Holotype formerly ZSM 3/1928, destroyed fide Glaw, cited in Hallermann 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Bronchocela hayeki can be distinguished from its sympatric congener B. cristatella by the presence of larger gular scales and larger ventral scales in 8 rows (vs. 10 – 12 in cristatella) and crescent-shaped erect nuchals as long as or longer than diameter of orbit in males and a dark brown tympanum and dark colored orbit; from jubata and orlovi with similar nuchal scales and shape of gular sac by higher number of scales around midbody (58 – 75 vs. 43 – 55), from celebensis by a larger diameter of tympanum (more than half diameterof orbit). It differs from B. marmorata by more dorsal scale rows directed upward (7 – 9 vs. 1 – 2 in marmorata, jubata, orlovi, and 3 – 4 in celebensis). It differs from B. danieli, smaragdina and Bronchocela sp. nov. by fourth finger not longer than fifth toe.|