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Lophocalotes achlios HARVEY, SCRIVANI, SHANEY, HAMIDY, KURNIAWAN & SMITH, 2018

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: White-throated Crested Dragon 
SynonymLophocalotes achlios HARVEY, SCRIVANI, SHANEY, HAMIDY, KURNIAWAN & SMITH 2018 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: along the main trail up Gunung Kaba, Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Provinsi Bengkulu, Sumatera, Indonesia, 3.50757°S, 102.62927°E, 1818 m elevation (a.s.l.).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. MZB 14038, adult male, field tag ENS 18170; Figs. 1, 2A,B) collected 16 July 2015 by M.B. Harvey, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and P. Thammachoti.
Paratypes (n = 20). Eleven males (MZB 14030, 14032, 14033, 14037–14039, UTA 63730, 63733, 63735–63737) and eight females (MZB 14031, 14034–14036, UTA 63729, 63731, 63732, 63734) collected on 16 July 2015 by M.B. Harvey, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and P. Thammachoti along the main trail up Gunung Kaba, 3.50026–3.50757°S, 102.62927–102.63557°E, 1567–1818 m a.s.l.; and one male (UTA 63740) collected by E.N. Smith, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and G. Pradana on 22 July 2015 from a trail up Gunung Kambing above the police academy near the road to Gunung Kaba, 3.39649°S, 102.63599°E, 1636 m a.s.l., Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Provinsi Bengkulu, Sumatera, Indonesia. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet achlios is a feminine noun in apposition derived by affixing the Greek suffix –ios meaning ‘‘pertaining to’’ or ‘‘of’’ to achlys, meaning mist. The new name refers to the misty cloud forests where Lophocalotes achlios occurs. 
References
  • Harvey, Michael B.; James Scrivani, Kyle Shaney, Amir Hamidy, Nia Kurniawan, and Eric N. Smith 2018. Sumatra's Endemic Crested Dragons (Agamidae: Lophocalotes): A New Species from the Bukit Barisan Range, Comments on Lophocalotes ludekingi, and Ecology. Herpetologica, Vol. 74, No. 1, March 2018: 73-88. - get paper here
 
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