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Phrynocephalus ornatus BOULENGER, 1887

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPhrynocephalus ornatus vindumi GOLUBEV 1998
Phrynocephalus ornatus ornatus BOULENGER 1887 
Common Names 
SynonymPhrynocephalus ornatus BOULENGER 1887: 496
Phrynocephalus ornatus — SMITH 1935: 232
Phrynocephalus ornatus — LEVITON 1959: 450
Phrynocephalus ornatus — WERMUTH 1967: 85
Phrynocephalus ornatus — KHAN 1999
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) ornatus ornatus — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus ornatus ornatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phrynocephalus (Microphrynocephalus) ornatus — SOLOVYEVA et al. 2014

Phrynocephalus ornatus vindumi GOLUBEV 1998
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) ornatus vindumi — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus ornatus vindumi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phrynocephalus (Microphrynocephalus) ornatus vindumi — SOLOVYEVA et al. 2014 
DistributionSW Pakistan, (Baluchistan), SW Afghanistan, E Iran

Type locality: between Nushki and Heland River (border between Afghanistan and Baluchistan).

vindumi: Iran, Afghanistan (eastern part of Kavir-i-Namak Desert in E Iran, along NE slopes of Kelat (Qalat) Range and Kayen Mountains to Iranian-Afghanistan border); Terra typica: “Iran, Khorasan Prov., 35 km. N of Gonabad on road to Torbat-E. Heydariyeh (ca. 34º49' N, 58º47' E), 850 m. elevation”.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.28.20 (designated by Anderson & Leviton, 1967: 231), (ex BMNH
Holotype: CAS 141200 [vindumi] 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

NCBI taxon ID: 1585973 [vindumi] 
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  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C. Leviton, Alan E. 1967. A new species of Phrynocephalus (Sauria: Agamidae) from Afghanistan, with remarks on Phrynocephalus ornatus Boulenger. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 35 (11): 227-234 - 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
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Clark, R. 1990. A report on herpetological observations in Afghanistan. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (33): 20-42
  • Golubev, Michael 1998. A new subspecies of Phrynocephalus ornatus Boulenger (Reptilia: Agamidae) from eastern Iran, with a key to south-western and Middle-Asian Microphrynocephalids. Hamadryad 23 (2):162-168. - get paper here
  • Khan, M. S. 1999. A checklist and key to the phrynocephalid lizards of Pakistan, with ethnological notes (Squamata: Agamidae). Pakistan J. Zool. 31 (1): 17-24 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E. 1959. Report on a collection of reptiles from Afghanistan. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29 (12): 445-463 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1959. Systematics and Zoogeography of Philippine Snakes. Unpublished PhD Thesis.
  • Milto, Konstantin D.; Andrei V. Barabanov 2012. A Catalogue of the Agamid and Chamaeleonid Types in the Collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 155-170 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1897. Les reptiles, amphibiens et poissons recueillis (part.) Mr. N. Zaroudny dans la Perse orientale [in Russian]. Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg 2: 306-348 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Solovyeva, E. N.; N. A. Poyarkov, E. A. Dunayev, R. A. Nazarov, V. S. Lebedev, and A. A. Bannikova 2014. Phylogenetic Relationships and Subgeneric Taxonomy of Toad-headed Agamas Phrynocephalus (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae) as Determined by Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing. Doklady Biological Sciences 455: 119–124. - get paper here
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