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Pseudocalotes microlepis (BOULENGER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
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  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.11.21, MSNG 28935 
CommentSmith (1935) mentioned the questionable occurrence in India (Assam) which turned out to be wrong (J. Hallermann, pers. comm.) 
  • 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: 1-4.
  • 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
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