Uromastyx macfadyeni PARKER, 1932
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Uromastyx macfadyeni?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Macfadyen’s Mastigure|
G: Macfadyens Dornschwanzagame
|Synonym||Uromastix macfadyeni PARKER 1932: 353|
Uromastix ocellatus – TORNIER 1905: 372 (fide PARKER 1932)
Uromastyx macfadyeni — LANZA 1983: 208
Uromastyx ocellata macfadyeni — LANZA 1988
Uromastyx macfadyeni — WILMS 2001
Uromastyx macfadyeni — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx macfadyeni — TAMAR et al. 2017
|Distribution||NW Somalia (West Galbeed)|
Type locality: Berbera, British Somaliland (”Berbara” fide WILMS et al. 2009).
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19184.108.40.206 (formerly BMNH 19220.127.116.11)|
|Diagnosis||Differential diagnosis: Uromastyx macfadyeniis distinguished from U. thomasi and U. princepsby the significantly longer tail. From all remaining species of the genus (with the exception of the U. ocellata group) by the arrangement of the annuli of the tail: last 8–21 forming a continuous scale row each (U. ocellata group and U. macfadyeni) vs. 2–5 whorls forming a continuous scale row (all other Uromastyx species). From U. benti, U. shobraki and U. yemenensis the species differs in possessing preanofemoral pores and from U. ocellatain having enlarged scales on the anterior margin of the ear opening. From U. ornatait is distinguished by a different ratio between tail width at the 5th tail whorl and between 4th and 5th whorl (tail width between the 4th and 5th whorl equivalent to 63–79 % of maximum tail width at the 5th whorl in U. ornata vs. tail width between the 4thand 5thwhorl equivalent to 56–62 % of maximum tail width at 5th whorl in U. macfadyeni).|
|Comment||An illustration of the holotype is in WILMS (2002: 27).|
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