|Comment||PETERS (1869) ascribes “C. Borckiana” to Merrem 1809 who may have described the species in the “Ann. d. Wetterauischen Gesellschaft 1809”. See also Myers et al. 2011.|
Etymology: Named after Johann Graf von Borcke (1781-1862) who joined the Prussian Army (1797), served temporarily in the Westphalian Army in Spain and in Russia, before re-joining the Prussian army. He fought at both Ligny and Waterloo. He retired from the army (1832). Merrem reported that Major von Borcke had presented a number of specimens to the Berlin Museum and that they had come originally from the sale of Albertus Seba’s collection. Peters, who re-described the animal (1869), remarked that unfortunately the original specimen of the Borcke collection got lost.
Has been erroneously reported from Trinidad (BOOS & QUESNEL 1971).
Reproduction: oviparous. More than 100 females and yet no males of Kentropyx borckiana are known from northern South America and Barbados. K. borckiana from Guyana seems to represent a unisexual clone that originated from one or more parthenogenetic F-1 hybrids between Kentropyx calcarata x Kentropyx striata, the other two species of this genus known previously from the Guiana Region.
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