Trapelus schmitzi WAGNER & BÖHME, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trapelus schmitzi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Schmitz’ Agama|
|Synonym||Trapelus schmitzi WAGNER & BÖHME 2006|
Type locality: Guelta Archei, Ennedi Mountains, Chad
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 2590; leg. G. Niethammer, April 1954.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Asmall species of Trapelus, with a short and thick head, a dark throat and a homogenous, smooth to feebly keeled dorsal scalation intermixed with a few larger keeled scales of the same shape. Scalation of hindlimb homogenous. The new species differs from all described African taxa of the genus by its body proportions, a short tail, its dorsal scalation and the uniformly dark-coloured |
throat. Fore a more detailed diagnosis see WAGNER & BÖHME (2006).
|Etymology||Named after Andreas Schmitz, German herpetologist currently working at the Muséum d ́Histoire Naturelle, Genève, Switzerland.|