Japalura brevicauda MANTHEY, DENZER, HOU & WANG, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Japalura brevicauda?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Japalura brevicauda MANTHEY, DENZER, HOU & WANG 2012|
Japalura flaviceps BARBOUR & DUNN 1919: 16 (part.)
Japalura yunnanensis WERNER 1924: 41 (part.)
|Distribution||China (NW Yunnan)|
Type locality: Snow Mt. Village, 2740 m (ca. 27°05’N, 100°11’E), 19 km north of Lijiang, Northwestern Yunnan, PR China
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 19879 (male, paratype of J. flaviceps), collected by R. C. Andrews and Edmund Heller, November 1916.|
Paratypes. ZMB 28932 (female), eastern slopes of the Yulong Snow Mountains, near Lijiang (ca. 26°53’N, 100°11’E, > 2500 m asl.), collected by Camillo Schneider some time between July and October 1914; AMNH 19878 (female, paratype of J. flaviceps), temple on a mountain (2590 m) overlooking Lijiang, collected by R. C. Andrews and Edmund Heller on 11th October 1916; NMW 20853 (juv.), Lijiang collected by Heinrich Freiherr von Handel-Mazzetti, June 1915.
|Comment||Synonymy: partly after MANTHEY et al. 2012.|
|Etymology||The name brevicauda (Lat. brevis = short, cauda = tail) means short tailed reflecting this morphological feature of the new species.|