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Pseudotrapelus neumanni (TORNIER, 1905)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Neumann’s Agama 
SynonymAgama neumanni TORNIER 1905 (fide ARNOLD 1980)
Pseudotrapelus neumanni — MELNIKOV et al. 2013
Pseudotrapelus neumanni — MELNIKOV et al. 2015
Pseudotrapelus neumanni — TAMAR et al. 2016 
DistributionS Yemen, SW Saudi Arabia (Asir Mountains)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 42952; paratypes: ZMB 27418, 37225, 54522, and 54523, NMW 23341 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: ARNOLD 1980 synonymized A. neumanni with A. sinaitus. MELNIKOV et al. 2013, 2015 and TAMAR et al. 2016 consider Pseudotrapelus neumanni as a valid species. However, Melnikov’s description/diagnosis seems rather insufficient, without any illustrations or phylogenetic analysis: “Pseudotrapelus neumanni can be distinguished, as this is the only Pseudotrapelus species with enlarged scales on the dorsal parts of head and body.” (MELNIKOV et al. 2015: 59).

Distribution: see map in TAMAR et al. 2016: Fig. 1. 
Etymology 
References
  • Arnold E N 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. JOURNAL OF OMAN STUDIES SPECIAL REPORT (No. 2): 273-332 - get paper here
  • Melnikov, D.A. and E.N. Melnikova 2013. Taxonomic diversity of the genus Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae; Sauria) and biogeography of Afro-Arabia. [in Russian, with English Abstract]. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 317 (4): 438–451
  • 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
  • Tornier, G. 1905. Schildkröten und Eidechsen aus Nord-Ost Afrika und Arabien. Aus Carlo v. Erlanger’s und Oscar Neumann’s Forschungsreise. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 365-388 - get paper here
 
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