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Phrynocephalus forsythii ANDERSON, 1872

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Forsyth's Toadhead Agama
Chinese: 南疆沙蜥 
SynonymPhrynocephalus forsythii ANDERSON 1872: 390
Phrynocephalus theobaldi var. forsythii — BOULENGER 1885: 374
Phrynocephalus forsythii — WERMUTH 1967: 78
Phrynocephalus forsythii — WANG et al. 2003
Phrynocephalus (Oreosaura) forsythii — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007 
DistributionChina (Xinjiang)

Type locality: Yarkand [= Shache, 38º25' N, 77º14' E, southern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, western China]  
Reproductionviviparous; P. forsythii is sympatrically distributed with the oviparous species P. axillaris in the south-western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region od China. 
TypesSyntypes, BMNH 1946.8.28.40; NMW 24809 and ZSI 5167, 5168, 5181. 
Etymologynamed after Sir T. Douglas Forsyth. 
  • Anderson, J. 1872. On some Persian, Himalayan, and other Reptiles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1872: 371-404 - get paper here
  • BARABANOV, A.V. & N.B. ANANJEVA 2007. Catalogue of the available scientific species-group names for lizards of the genus Phrynocephalus Kaup, 1825 (Reptilia, Sauria, Agamidae). Zootaxa 1399: 1-56 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • GUO, Xianguang; Li LIU and Yuezhao WANG 2012. Phylogeography of the Phrynocephalus vlangalii Species Complex in the Upper Reaches of the Yellow River Inferred from mtDNA ND4-tRNALEU Segments. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): - get paper here
  • Pang, Junfeng; Yuezhao Wang, Yang Zhong, A. Rus Hoelzel, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Xiaomao Zeng, Natalia B. Ananjeva and Ya-ping Zhang 2003. A phylogeny of Chinese species in the genus Phrynocephalus (Agamidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 398-409 - get paper here
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