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Xenagama wilmsi WAGNER, MAZUCH & BAUER, 2013

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesG: Wilms’ Biberschwanzagame 
SynonymXenagama wilmsi WAGNER, MAZUCH & BAUER 2013 

Type locality: ca. 42 km SE of Jijiga (Ogaden), Ethiopia at 09°09.353′N, 43°07.96′2E at 1742 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 93255 (Fig. 13), collected by Tomas Mazuch on 18.VII.2011. Paratypes: ZFMK 93256 with the same data as the holotype. ZFMK 73281 from ‘Jeldessa’. AMNH 145459 from ‘Bale, 16 km E Dodola on hwy’. AMNH 145460 from ‘Bale on Arsi Border, 9 km N Dodola, on hwy Wabeshebele River’. 
CommentSimilar species: X. batillifera 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Thomas M. Wilms “in recognition of his important contributions to North African and Arabian reptiles in general and the spiny-tailed agamid genera Uromastyx and Saara in particular”. 
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp 2013. Xenagama wilmsi, eine neue Agamenart aus Somalia. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (5): 47 - get paper here
  • WAGNER, PHILIPP, TOMAS MAZUCH and AARON M. BAUER 2013. An extraordinary tail – integrative review of the agamid genus Xenagama. J Zoolog Syst Evol Res doi: 10.1111/jzs.12016 - get paper here
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