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Psammophilus blanfordanus (STOLICZKA, 1871)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlanfords Rock Agama, Peninsular Dwarf Rock Agama 
SynonymCharasia blanfordana STOLICZKA 1871: 194
Charasia blanfordiana — THEOBALD 1876
Charasia blanfordiana — BOULENGER 1885: 333 (nom. subst.)
Charasia blanfordiana — ANNANDALE 1909: 255
Psammophilus blanfordianus — SMITH 1935: 210
Psammophilus blanfordanus — WERMUTH 1967: 94
Psammophilus blanfordianus — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 100
Psammophilus blanfordanus — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionIndia (Gujarat, Bihar, Orissa, Central Provinces, Eastern Ghats, Travancore south to Trivandrum, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala)

Type locality: India (= Central India fide SMITH 1935).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZSI 6592–93, 6595–97, ZSI 6604, ZSI 6609, ZSI 6611, ZSI 6612–13; ZMB 8098, ZMB 54513 (was ZMB 8098 part.), "Godavari valley, north of Etore" (Elore?), leg. Blanford,
Terra typica: India. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after William Thomas Blanford (1832 - 1905), member of the Geological Survey of India. 
References
  • Annandale, N. 1909. Report on a small collection of lizards from Travancore. Records of the Indian Museum 3: 253-257 - get paper here
  • Ardesana, Ravi 2018. NATURAL HISTORY NOTES ON THE HARDWICKE'S BLOODSUCKER, Calotes minor (HARDWICKE & GRAY, 1827) WITH PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE AGAMIDAE OF GUJARAT, INDIA. Cobra 12 (1): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Bhupathy, Subramanian & N. Sathishkumar 2013. Status of reptiles in Meghamalai and its environs, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (15): 4953-4961 - 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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S. R.; M. Arumugam 2016. Species Richness of Montane Herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, India: A Historical Resume and a Descriptive Checklist Russ. J. Herpetol. 23 (1): 7-24
  • Inger, Robert F.;Shaffer, H. Bradley;Koshy, Mammen;Bakde, Ramesh 1984. A report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from the Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (3): 551-570 - get paper here
  • Jee, Jyoti; Birendra Kumar Mohapatra, Sushil Kumar Dutta, Gunanidhi Sahoo 2016. Sources of calcium for the agamid lizard Psammophilus blanfordanus during embryonic development Acta Herpetologica 11 (2): 171-178 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Sharma, Preeti and Selvaraj, Gayathri 2017. Psammophilus blanfordanus (Blanford’s Rock Agama) Diet Herpetological Review 48 (1): 200 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Stoliczka,F. 1871. Notes on new or little-known Indian lizards. Proc. asiat. Soc. Bengal (Calcutta) 1871: 192-195 - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Reptilian diversity in and around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (11): 5-15 - get paper here
 
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