Laudakia pakistanica (BAIG, 1989)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Laudakia pakistanica?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Subspecies||Laudakia pakistanica khani BAIG & BÖHME 1996|
Laudakia pakistanica auffenbergi BAIG & BÖHME 1996
Laudakia pakistanica pakistanica BAIG 1989
|Common Names||Pakistani agama|
|Synonym||Agama 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
|Distribution||India (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”
|Types||Holotype: PMNH 0134, a male, collected on August 6, 1986; Paratypes: ZFMK|
Holotype: ZFMK 54468 (erroneously given as 54469 in original description), male; Paratypes: ZFMK, PMNH [khani]
Holotype: ZFMK 54471, male; Paratypes: ZFMK 54472, male, Pattan, NWFP, collected on 8 July 1990; ZFMK 54473, male, Thalcot, NWFP, collected on 15 June 1990; all specimens collected by K J. BAIG; PMNH [auffenbergi]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: This species is most closely related to A. agrorensis and A. melanura.|
The jet black colour, number of labials, body and callose scalation suggest that it is neither agrorensis nor melanura or any other species of Agama. [from BAIG 1989].
Diagnosis (auffenbergi). This form is very close to the nominate form in certain characteristics but quite distinguished by being dull dark brown to grey in colour with white transverse bands across the body and having a fewer number of scales around the body [BAIG et al. 2012].
Diagnosis (khani). This form is very close to the nominate form but having fewer scales around the body and a more mosaic-like in colouration [BAIG et al. 2012].
Diagnosis (pakistanica). It is very closely related to L. agrorensis. The jet black colour, larger size (SVL), number of la- bials, flat head scales, and other body and callous sca- lation distinguish it from L. agrorensis [BAIG et al. 2012].
|Etymology||named after the type locality.The two subspecies have been named after herpetologists M.S. Khan (Pakistan) and Walter Auffenberg (USA).|