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Leiolepis reevesii (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Reeves' Butterfly Lizard
G: Reeves Schmetterlingsagame 
SynonymUromastyx Reveesii GRAY 1831: 62
Leiolepis Reveesii GRAY 1845: 263
Leiolepis reevesii — THEOBALD 1868: 34
Leiolepis belliana reevesii — MERTENS 1961: 509
Leiolepis reevesii — COX et al. 1998: 105
Leiolepis reevesii — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 134
Leiolepis reevesii — SANG et al. 2009
Leiolepis reevesii — HARTMANN et al. 2012: 108 
DistributionChina (Macao, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi), Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

Type locality: not given; “China” fide BOULENGER 1885.  
Reproductionsexual 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
CommentSynonymy: Has been considered a synonym of Leiolepis belliana by SMITH 1935 and others.

Subspecies: Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata MERTENS 1961 has been elevated to full species status. 
EtymologyNamed after John Reeves (1774-1856), naturalist and collector who sent specimens of plants and animals back to Britain. Reeves was employed by the East India Company as an ‘Inspector of Tea’ and lived in China from 1812 to 1831. Note that Steijneger (1907) stated that John Russell Reeves (1804-1877), the son of John Reeves, sent the material to Gray, so there is a chance of confusion here. 
References
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