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Laudakia wui ZHAO, 1998

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Wui’s Rock Agama
Chinese: 吴氏岩蜥 
SynonymLaudakia wui ZHAO 1998
Laudakia wui — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Laudakia wui — BAIG et al. 2012: 252 
DistributionChina (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: Yi'ong, Bomi Co., Xizang Autonomous Region: 2350 m elevation. Only known from the type locality.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 7315012, Male: Coll. Y. M. Jiang; 6. 11, 1973. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Closely related in morphology to Laudakia sacra but the latter taxon has the lateral scales uniform in size and not intermixed with large scales [BAIG et al. 2012]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Gangfu Wu (b. 1935), Chinese herpetologist who, like Er-mi Zhao, worked at the Department of Zoology, Chengdu Institute of Biology. 
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • 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
  • Zhao, Er Mi. 1998. A new species of the genus Laudakia from Xizang (Tibet) Autonomus Region. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 23 (4): 440-444.
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