Pseudocalotes khaonanensis CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LAOTEOW, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudocalotes khaonanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Pseudocalotes khaonanensis CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LAOTEOW 2008|
Type locality: upper montane scrub of Khao Nan National Park (UTM : 08°45’49’’N, 99°32’19’’E, 1316 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 11791: collected by T. Chan-ard, M. Cota, S. Makchai and S. Laoteow on April 17, 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of Pseudocalotes, the largest of the genus (SVL 104.5 mm), with 72 to 75 scales around the middle of the body. There are two tubercles posterior to and in line with the supraorbital ridge, dorsal and ventral scales are rhombic in shape. Gular is distinct in males. 9 nuchal crest spines connected to the indistinct dorsal crest of weakly keeled scales. Subdigital lamellae of the third toe is bicarinate, anterior and posterior borders of lamellae equally developed as seen in P. dringi.|
|Etymology||This species is named after the Khao Nan mountain range, where the specimens of this new species were discovered.|