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Pseudotrapelus chlodnickii MELNIKOV, ŚMIEŁOWSKI, MELNIKOVA, NAZAROV & ANANJEVA, 2015

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudotrapelus chlodnickii MELNIKOV, ŚMIEŁOWSKI, MELNIKOVA, NAZAROV & ANANJEVA 2015 
DistributionSudan. Libya

Type locality: Gamamiya, Bayuda Desert, Sudan,
Africa (19°27’18.3’’ N 32°48’40.5’’ E).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZISP 28540, subadult male collected on 25 of November 2007 by Jan ŚMIEŁOWSKI (Fig. 2). 
CommentDistribution: see map in TAMAR et al. 2016: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honor of distinguished Polish archeologist Dr. Marek Chłodnicki, the Chief of the Polish Archeological Expedition of the International Archeological Mission in Sudan during archeological excavations before opening the new dam in IV cataract of the Nile River (northern Sudan). The only archeologist who respect present biological field study survey of the recent fauna of this unique region and accept to participate in archeological team also zoologist Jan Śmiełowski. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Jonathan C. DeBoer , Dylan J. Taylor 2017. Atlas of the Reptiles of Libya. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (8): 155-318 - get paper here
  • Melnikov, Daniel; Jan Śmiełowski, Ekaterina Melnikova, Roman Nazarov, Natalia B. Ananjeva 2015. Red’n’blues: A New Species of Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae, Sauria) from Sudan, Africa. Russ. J. Herpetol. 22 (1): 53-60 - 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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