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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLaudakia pakistanica khani BAIG & BÖHME 1996
Laudakia pakistanica auffenbergi BAIG & BÖHME 1996
Laudakia pakistanica pakistanica BAIG 1989 
Common NamesPakistani agama 
SynonymAgama pakistanica BAIG 1989
Laudakia pakistanica — DAS 1996: 44
Laudakia pakistanica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Laudakia pakistanica auffenbergi BAIG & BÖHME, 1996
Laudakia pakistanica auffenbergi — KHAN 2004
Laudakia pakistanica auffenbergi — BAIG et al. 2012: 247

Laudakia pakistanica khani BAIG & BÖHME, 1996
Laudakia pakistanica khani — KHAN 2004
Laudakia pakistanica khani — BAIG et al. 2012: 248 
DistributionIndia (NW Indian Himalayas), N Pakistan

khani: Pakistan (Chilas, Federal Administered Northern Areas); Type locality: Hadar (Chilas), Federal Administered Northern Area, Pakistan, 32° 25’ N, 74° E, elevation 945 m.

auffenbergi: Pakistan (Mansehra Besham and Kohistan districts, Northwestern Frontier Province); Type locality: Besham, Distr. Swat, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan, 35° 55’ N, 72° 55’ E, 700 m elevation.

pakistanica: Pakistan; Type locality: “Jaglotgah (Gilgit; FANA) 36°20'N, 74°S0'E, elevation 2,100 m”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: PMNH 0134, a male, collected on August 6, 1986.
Paratypes: ZFMK 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the type locality.The two subspecies have been named after herpetologists M.S. Khan (Pakistan) and Walter Auffenberg (USA). 
References
  • Ananjeva, N.B. & Tuniev 1994. Some aspects of historical biogeography of Asian rock agamids. Russ. J. Herpetol. 1 (1): 43 - get paper here
  • Baig K J 1989. A new species of Agama (Sauria: Agamidae) from northern Pakistan. BULLETIN OF THE KITAKYUSHU MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (No. 9) 1989: 117-122
  • Baig, K. J. & W. BÖHME 1996. Description of two new subspecies of Laudakia pakistanica (Sauria: Agamidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 3 (1): 1-10. - get paper here
  • Baig, Khalid Javed; Philipp Wagner, Natalia B. Ananjeva & Wolfgang Böhme 2012. A morphology-based taxonomic revision of Laudakia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Agamidae). Vertebrate Zoology 62 (2): 213-260 - get paper here
  • FICETOLA, Gentile Francesco; Angelica CROTTINI,, Maurizio CASIRAGHI and Emilio PADOA-SCHIOPPA 2010. New data on amphibians and reptiles of the Northern Areas of Pakistan: distribution, genetic variability and conservation issues. North-Western Journal of Zoology 6 (1): 1-12
  • Khan, B. 2012. An Introduction to Biodiversity of Gilgit-Baltistan. Wildlife of Pakistan 1 (1): 18-20
  • Khan, B.; Ahmed, W.; Ablimit, A.; Fakhri, S.; Ali, H. 2012. Range extension of four highland agamid lizards in Shimshal Pamir, Pakistan. J. Arid Land 4 (1): 77-84
  • Khan, Muhamad Sharif 2004. Annotated checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Pakistan. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 191-201 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
 
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