Phrynocephalus guinanensis JI, WANG & WANG, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phrynocephalus guinanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria (lizards)|
|Synonym||Phrynocephalus guinanensis JI, WANG & WANG 2009|
|Distribution||China (Guinan, Qinghai)|
Type locality: Senduo (35°34’N, 101°05’E; elevation 3350 m ASL), Guinan County, Qinghai Province, China. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and this does not always work properly. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: NNU (Nanjing Normal University) P 2004.006, adult male (Fig. 1A, C); collected by Xiang Ji on 17 May 2004.|
Etymology. The specific epithet is a latinization of the name Guinan County, Qinghai Province, China.
Habitat: sand dunes with very sparse vegetation.
Diagnosis. A large viviparous species of Phrynocephalus, distinguishable from congeners using the following combination of characters: up to 84 mm SVL; dorsal ground color of head, neck, trunk, limbs and tail brown with weak light brown mottling; lateral ground color of head, neck, trunk and tail light black with weak white-gray mottling in adult males, and green with weak white-gray mottling in adult females; ventral ground color of tail white-gray to black in the distal part of the tail in adult males, and totally white-gray in adult females; ventral surfaces of hind-limbs white-gray; ventral surfaces of fore-limbs brick-red in adult males, and white-gray in adult females; ventral ground color of trunk and head black in the center but, in the periphery, brick-red in adult males and white-gray in adult females, and totally white-gray in adult females; 5− 8 nasal scales; 5−8 internasal scales; 8−12 scales around parietal eye; 13−18 supraocular scales; 126−164 dorsal scales; 101−136 ventral scales; 144−186 scales around mid-body; 21−31 gular folds; 15−19 subdigital lamellae of the 4th finger; 22−29 subdigital lamellae of the 4th toe.