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Pseudocalotes microlepis (BOULENGER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Burmese False Bloodsucker, Small-scaled Forest Agamid
G: Braune Spitzopfagame
Chinese: 细鳞拟树蜥 
SynonymCalotes microlepis BOULENGER 1888
Calotes microlepis — SMITH 1935: 187
Pseudocalotes microlepis — MOODY 1980
Pseudocalotes microlepis WELCH, COOKE & WRIGHT 1990
Pseudocalotes microlepis — COX et al. 1998: 99
Pseudocalotes microlepis — HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2000
Pseudocalotes microlepis — NGUYEN et al. 2009 
DistributionChina (Hainan, Guizhou), S Thailand (Phong Saly), N Laos (Langbian Plateau),
S Myanmar (= Burma) (Tenasserim, Mount Muleyit),
C Vietnam (Annam, Quang Ninh, Lam Dong, Da Nang, Quang Nam)

Type locality: Pla-pu (1200 metres elevation), W. of Mt. Muleyit, N. Tenasserim  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.11.21, MSNG 28935 
Diagnosis 
CommentSmith (1935) mentioned the questionable occurrence in India (Assam) which turned out to be wrong (J. Hallermann, pers. comm.) 
Etymology 
References
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - get paper here
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. An account of the reptiles and batrachians obtained in Tenasserim by M. L. Fea, of the Genova Civic Museum. Ann. Mus. civ. stor. nat. Genova, 2. Ser. 5: 474-486 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Hallermann, J. & W. Böhme 2000. A review of the genus Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae), with description of a new species from West Malaysia. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (2): 193-210 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, Jakob and Jimmy A. McGuire 2001. A new species of Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from Bukit Larut, West Malaysia. Herpetologica 57 (3):255-265 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, Jakob; Nguyen Quang Truong, Nikolai Orlov, and Natalia Ananjeva 2010. A new species of the genus Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (1): 31-40 - get paper here
  • Hu S., Djao [Zhao] E., and Huang Z. 1982. Three new species of reptiles from Hainan Island, Guangdong Province [English translation of the original paper by Koshikawa, Akihiro]. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (53): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • NGUYEN, SANG NGOC; LUAN THANH NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN & ROBERT W. MURPHY 2017. Testing an alternative capture-analysis-release approach to document the reptile fauna of Hon Ba Nature Reserve, central Vietnam. Rufford Foundation Reports - get paper here
  • Raju, V., Das, S., Bag, P. and Raha, S. 2020. An agamid specimen from Manipur (India) formerly thought to be Pseudocalotes microlepis (Boulenger, 1888) seems to be an undescribed species. Russian Journal of Herpetology 27 (1): 1-4. - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • YU, Xiuli;Yu DU,Mengchao FANG,et al. 2018. The Mitochondrial Genome of Pseudocalotes microlepis (Squamata: Agamidae) and its Phylogenetic Position in Agamids. Asian Herpetological Research 9 (1): 24-34. - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T.; V.N. Thanh, L.K. Quyet, N. G. Truong, J. Hallermann; L.V. Khoi & T.M. Hoang 2006. Neue Verbreitungsnachweise einiger weniger bekannter vietnamesischer Amphibien und Reptilien. Sauria 28 (2): 29-40 - get paper here
  • Zug, G.R. & Mulcahy, D.G. 2019. Identification guide Amphibians and reptiles of South Tanintharyi. Fauna & Flora International, 101 pp.
 
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