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Pseudotrapelus aqabensis MELNIKOV, NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & DISI, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudotrapelus aqabensis MELNIKOV, NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & DISI 2012 
DistributionS Jordan, Egypt (Sinai), possibly NW Saudi Arabia.

Type locality. Al Aqabah, southern Jordan.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26382 (Fig. 2), adult male collected by Daniel Melnikov and Roman Nazarov 21.10.2008. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Slender species of Pseudotrapelus with 3rd toe much longer than 4th, four well developed separated preanal pores in males and no enlarged scales in the occipital area.
 
CommentDNA Barcode: holotype. BOLD (http://www. barcofinglife.org) sequence ID ZISP G070-09, process ID BM625-04.

Distribution: see map in TAMAR et al. 2016: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyNamed after the place where new species was found — Aqaba. 
References
  • Melnikov D.A., Melnikova E.N., Milto K.D., Ananjeva N.B. 2014. On an occurrence of Pseudotrapelus aqabensis Melnikov, Nazarov, Ananjeva et Disi, 2012 in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (1/2): 27–31 - get paper here
  • Melnikov, Daniel; Roman Nazarov, Natalia Ananjeva, Ahmad Disi 2012. A New Species of Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae, Sauria) from Aqaba, Southern Jordan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 143-154 - get paper here
  • Milto, Konstantin D. 2017. New Records of Reptiles on the Red Sea Coast, Egypt, with Notes on Zoogeography Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (1): 11-21 - get paper here
  • Tamar, Karin; Sebastian Scholz, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, Shai Meiri, Andreas Schmitz, Thomas Wilms, Salvador Carranza 2016. Evolution around the Red Sea: Systematics and biogeography of the agamid genus Pseudotrapelus (Squamata: Agamidae) from North Africa and Arabia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97 (2016) 55–68 - get paper here
 
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