Pseudocalotes dringi HALLERMANN & BÖHME, 2000
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|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Dring’s False Garden Lizard|
|Synonym||Pseudocalotes dringi HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2000|
Pseudocalotes dringi — GRISMER 2011
|Distribution||Western Malaysia (Gunung Tahan and Gunung Lawit)|
Type locality: at Gunung Tahan, 6500-7200 ft (1981-2194 m) elevation, W-Malaysia.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1906.2.28.10, formerly regarded as a syntype of P. floweri.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A Pseudocalotes with 48 to 52 scales around middle of body, 8 subralabials and 7 or 8 infralabials; dorsal and lateral scales rectangular, feebly keeled, and larger than ventrals; 20 scales under fourth finger, and 26 under fourth toe; head length less than twice its width. The species differs from Pseudocalotes brevipes (65-80), P. microlepis (65-72) and P. poilani(60) in having fewer scales around midbody. Pseudocalotes flavigula has 38- 40 scales around midbody, and much more scales under fourth finger (26-27) and fourth toe (31-32). Pseudocalotes tympanistriga and P. floweri have more upper and lower labials (10-13/9-11 in tympanistriga and 9-12/ 8-9 in floweri). The new species can be distinguished from P. floweri to which it was formerly referred, by the following characters: a relatively shorter head, fewer scales along canthus between nasal and supraciliaries (5 in contrast to 6 in P. floweri), more scales under fourth finger (16-19 in P. floweri) and bicarinate scales under the third toe. In Pseudocalotes floweri, as well as in P. brevipes, P. microlepis and P. poilani, the keels on the leading edge of the scales under third toe are greatly enlarged and blade-likewhile the keels of the trailing edge at the base are reduced or absent (é g. 3). Pseudocalotes saravacensis differs from the new species in having two long, flexible spinelike scales in the temporal region, P. poilani in having granular gular scales.|
|Etymology||Named after C.J.M. Dring who had first mentioned that the two specimens of the type series of P. floweri belong to different species.|
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