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Japalura zhaoermii GAO & HOU, 2002

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymJapalura zhaoermii GOA & HOU 2002
Japalura flaviceps — VOGT 1924: 338 (part.)
Japalura zhaoermii — MANTHEY et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan)

Type locality: Mianchi Town (31.35°N, 103.57°E), Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, China, elevation 1,240 meters  
TypesHolotype: CIB 2001-GZF0001, an adult male. 25 August 2001; collected by GAO Zheng-fa, LIU Qing, and QIN Ai-min.
Allotype: CIB2001-GZF0002, an adult female. Collected date, locality, and collectors are the same as the holotype.
Paratypes: 3 males (CIB2001-GZF0003~ CIP2001-GZF0005) and 2 females (CIB2001-GZF0006, CIB2001-GZF0007). Collected date, locality, and collectors are the same as the holotype; 2 sub-adults (CIB2001-GZF0008, CIB2001-GZF0009), collected by HOU Mian at the same locality on 14 August, 2001.
The holotype, allotype, and seven paratypes of the new species are preserved in the Herpetological Museum, Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis species is named tin honor of Professor Zhao Er-mi for (1930-2016) his studies on Chinese amphibians and reptiles and tireless in helping young herpetologists of China. See Zhao et al. 2017 and Adler 2017 for biographical details. 
  • Adler, K. 2017. Obituary: Ermi Zhao (1930-2016) and the modern development of herpetology in China. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 921-926
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232
  • GOA, ZHENG-FA & M. HOU 2002. Description of a new Japalura species from western Sichuan Province, China [In Chinese]. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 21 (2): 3-5 - get paper here
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • MANTHEY, ULRICH; WOLFGANG DENZER, HOU MIAN & WANG XIAOHE 2012. Discovered in historical collections: Two new Japalura species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China. Zootaxa 3200: 27–48
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • WANG, Kai; , Ke JIANG, Gang PAN, Mian HOU, Cameron D. SILER and Jing CHE 2015. A New Species of Japalura (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Upper Lancang (Mekong) Valley of Eastern Tibet, China Asian Herpetological Research 6 (3): 159–168 - get paper here
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