Mantheyus phuwuanensis (MANTHEY & NABHITABHATA, 1991)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Mantheyus phuwuanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Phuwua Rock Agama|
|Synonym||Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis MANTHEY & NABHITABHATA 1991|
Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 101
Mantheyus phuwuanensis — ANANJEVA & STUART 2001
Mantheyus phuwuanensis — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis — HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2003
Mantheyus phuwuanensis — SCHULTE et al 2004
Mantheyus phuwuanensis — MANTHEY 2010
|Distribution||NE Thailand, WC Laos|
Type locality: Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary, Nong Khai Province, Nong Dem Subdistrict, Bung Khan District, Thailand, 18°15' N, 103°58' E, 200-380 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 49040|
|Comment||Type species: Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis MANTHEY & NABHITABHATA 1991|
is the type species of the genus Mantheyus.
Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis was assigned to the genus Ptyctolaemus Peters, 1864 because it shared the character of three parallel folds on each side of the throat with P. gularis. “Mantheyus phuwuanensis differs from Ptyctolaemus and all other draconines by the presence of femoral pores, and from all other agamids by having the combination of femoral pores and haired skin sense organs” (Ananjeva and Stuart 2001).
|Etymology||The genus Mantheyus is named after Ulrich Manthey for his contributions to Southeast Asian herpetology. The specific epithet is derived from the name of the type locality.|