Leiolepis ngovantrii GRISMER & GRISMER, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leiolepis ngovantrii?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Ngo Van Tri’s Lady Butterfly Lizard|
|Synonym||Leiolepis ngovantrii GRISMER & GRISMER 2010|
|Distribution||Vietnam (Ba Ria Vung Tau)|
Type locality: Binh Chau – Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve, Xuyen Moc district, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, Vietnam (10°32.418N 107°32.177E); 30 m elevation.
|Reproduction||parthenogenetic, unisexual species; the parental species are southern L. guttata (M) × southern L. reevesii (P).|
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 9234, adult female, collected on 21 June 2009.|
Paratypes. The collection data for the paratypes (all females) LSUHC 9230–33 and LSUHC 9235 are the same as the holotype.
|Comment||Sympatry: Leiolepis ngovantrii lives in sympatry and, in some places, syntopy with its maternal ancestor L. guttata.|
|Etymology||This species is named in honor of Mr. Ngo Van Tri whose extensive field work in southern Vietnam resulted in the discovery of this new, asexual population as well as many other new species of lizards.|