Pseudocalotes flavigula (SMITH, 1924)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudocalotes flavigula?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Malaya False Bloodsucker, Yellow-throated Forest Agamid, Yellow-throated False Garden Lizard|
|Synonym||Calotes flavigula SMITH 1924: 182|
Calotes flavigula — SMITH 1930: 27
Calotes flavigula — WERMUTH 1967: 37
Pseudocalotes flavigula — MOODY 1980
Pseudocalotes flavigula — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 200
Pseudocalotes flavigula — MACEY et al. 2000 (see comment)
Pseudocalotes flavigula — GRISMER 2011
|Distribution||West Malaysia (Pahang, Gunong (= Mt.) Brinchang; Tanah Rata (village))|
Type locality: Cameron Highlands (5000-6000 feet elevation), Malay Peninsula.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52|
|Comment||Smith (1924) described Pseudocalotes flavigula from a single specimen collected from the mossy forest along Brinchang Trail in Cameron Highlands (Fig. 13). Smith’s (1924) description was rather brief but was significantly augmented by Grismer (2011) with the examination of another specimen collected from Brinchang Trail (ZRC 2.5162) reported by (Leong 2001) and an additional specimen from Tanah Rata (FMNH 143903).|
Variation: The color pattern in P. flavigula is quite variable (Fig. 12). The dark, dorsal bands range from brown to black and from to distinct and diffuse to barely visible. The light-colored upper lip, lateral throat and proximal section of the brachium can range from immaculate white to lime-green and it may or may not extend onto the anterior portion of the flanks. There is considerable variation in overall ground color that ranges from dull-white to lime-green which we attribute to substrate matching (Fig. 12) (Grismer et al. 2016).
Similar species: The specimen from MACEY et al. (2000) has become holotype of a new species, Pseudocalotes larutensis Hallermann & McGuire, 2001.
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).