Phoxophrys tuberculata HUBRECHT, 1881
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phoxophrys tuberculata?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Hubrecht's Eyebrow Lizard|
|Synonym||Phoxophrys tuberculata HUBRECHT 1881: 51|
Phoxophrys tuberculata — BOULENGER 1885: 280
Phoxophrys tuberculata — DE ROOIJ 1915: 94
Japalura robinsoni BOULENGER 1920: 287 (fide INGER 1960)
Phoxophrys tuberculata — INGER 1960: 225
Phoxophrys tuberculata — WERMUTH 1967: 75
Phoxophrys tuberculata — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 197
Phoxophrys tuberculata — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Phoxophrys tuberculata — HARVEY et al. 2019
|Distribution||Indonesia (W Sumatra: Jambi, Sumatera Barat, and Sumatera Utara Provinces)|
Type locality: Batang, Singalang, West Sumatra.
|Types||Type: BMNH 19220.127.116.11 (and possibly additional specimens).|
Holotype: BMNH [robinsoni]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—Small draconine agamids reaching a SVL of at least 43 mm and distinguished from all other Agamidae by the following combination of characters: (1) tympanum and external auditory meatus absent, extrastapes attaching to skin; (2) head robust, 77.4–92.1% as wide as long, comprising 27.4–28.5% of SVL; (3) rostral single; (4) prominent tubercular scale positioned below corner of jaw; (5) supercilium projecting upward and outward as pointed, triangular flap; (6) dorsal scales heterogenous with larger tubercular scales interspersed among smaller keeled scales, 56–67 scales around midbody; (7) premaxillary processes of mandible abutting premaxilla; (8) frontal and parietal extensively sculptured, not containing pineal foramen; (9) transverse shorting of prefrontal bone allowing nasal–frontal contact; (10) squamosal extending anteriorly below jugal to curve ventrally and brace against vertical posterior margin of jugal; (11) angular process of mandible absent.|
|Comment||Type species: Phoxophrys tuberculata HUBRECHT 1881 is the type species of the genus Phoxophrys HUBRECHT 1881.|
|Etymology||Hubrecht (1881) did not discuss the derivation of the name Phoxophrys. This feminine Latin noun in the nominative singular contains the Greek prefix phoxos meaning pointed or peaked and noun ophrys meaning eyebrow. The name likely refers to the arched, triangular supercilium of Ph. tuberculata and inspired coining of the common English name ‘‘eyebrow lizard,’’ as frequently used by various websites and in some recent treatments of the Agamidae (Murphy and Hanken 2018).|
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