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Coryphophylax brevicaudus HARIKRISHNAN, VASUDEVAN, CHANDRAMOULI, CHOUDHURY, DUTTA & DAS, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Short-tailed Bay Island forest lizard 
SynonymCoryphophylax brevicaudus HARIKRISHNAN, VASUDEVAN, CHANDRAMOULI, CHOUDHURY, DUTTA & DAS 2012 
DistributionIndia (Andaman Islands), elevation 20–350 m.

Type locality: Mount Harriet National Park, georeferenced latitude E 11.710579°, longitude N 92.735944°, South Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, India, ca. 290 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZSIC 25962, Adult male. Collected by Harikrishnan S. and S. R. Chandramouli on 21 December 2010.
Paratypes: ZSIC 25963 (female), ZSIC 25964 (male), paratopotypes. Collected by S. Harikrishnan and S. R. Chandramouli on 25 June 2010. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet refers to the short tail in the new species. 
References
  • HARIKRISHNAN, S.; KARTHIKEYAN VASUDEVAN, S. R. CHANDRAMOULI, B. C. CHOUDHURY, SUSHIL KUMAR DUTTA & INDRANEIL DAS 2012. A new species of Coryphophylax Fitzinger in: Steindachner, 1867 (Sauria: Iguania: Agamidae) from the Andaman Islands, India. Zootaxa 3451: 31–45 - get paper here
  • Vogel, Gernot 2014. Die Andamanen – Ein wenig bekanntes Tierparadies. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (6): 44-55 - get paper here
 
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