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Otocryptis nigristigma BAHIR & SILVA, 2005

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymOtocryptis nigristigma BAHIR & SILVA 2005
Otocryptis wiegmanni TAYLOR 1953: 1556 (not WAGLER 1830)
Otocryptis nigristigma — JANZEN et al. 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Ritigala, 08°07’N, 80°40’E, elevation 200 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WHT 6176 
CommentCommon in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005).

Otocryptis nigristigma is distinguished from O. wiegmanni by having a black patch on the male dewlap in life; medial side of inner lobe and lateral side of outer lobe of hemipenis each with 12 flounces, the distal 7 flounces enlarged; and a shorter fifth toe (14.3–16.0% of head length in males, 14.6–18.5 in females), vs. a maroon patch on male dewlap in life; medial side of inner lobe and lateral side of outer lobe of hemipenis each with 10 flounces, the distal 3 flounces enlarged; and fifth toe longer (19.2–22.2% of head length in males, 20.1–24.5 in females) in O. wiegmanni. 
References
  • Bahir, M.M. & A. Silva 2005. Otocryptis nigristigma, a new species of agamid lizard from Sri Lanka. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 393-406 - get paper here
  • Bahir, M.M. & Gabadage, D.E. 2009. Taxonomic and scientific inaccuracies in a consultancy report on biodiversity: a cautionary note. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1 (6): 317-322 - get paper here
  • Bahir, M.M. & T. Surasinghe 2005. A conservation assessment of the Sri Lankan Agamidae (Reptilia: Sauria). Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 407-412 - get paper here
  • Janzen, P.; Klaas, P. & Ziesmann, S. 2007. Die Agamen der Insel [Sri Lanka]. Draco 7 (30): 24-33 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
 
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