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Acanthocercus yemensis (KLAUSEWITZ, 1954)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAgama cyanogaster yemensis KLAUSEWITZ 1954: 143
Agama yemenensis — PETERS 1982
Agama cyanogaster yemenensis — WERMUTH 1967: 12
Stellio yemenensis — SCHÄTTI 1989
Agama yemenesis [sic] — AL-JOHANY 1995
Acanthocercus yemensis — BAIG & BÖHME 1997
Acanthocercus yemensis — SINDACO & EREMCHENKO 2008
Acanthocercus yemenensis — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionN Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Type locality: Sana, Yemen, Arabien.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 48174 (male) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Klausewitz 1954: 143

Description: Klausewitz 1954: 143

Coloration: Klausewitz 1954: 144 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Al-Johany, A.M. 1995. The ecology of Agama yemenesis Klausewitz (Lacertilia: Agamidae) in south-western Arabia. Journal of Arid Environments 29: 495-503 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme, W. 1997. Partition of the “Stellio” group of Agama into two distinct genera: Acanthocercus FITZINGER 1843, and Laudakia GRAY 1845 (Sauria: Agamidae). in: Bischoff, W.; Böhme, W. & Ziegler, T. (eds.) Herpetologia Bonnensis, Bonn (SEH), 416 pp.
  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme,W. 1995. Partition of the Stellio-group of Agama. 8th Ord. Gen. Meet. Soc. Europ. Herpet.: 36
  • Klausewitz, W. 1957. Eidonomische Untersuchungen über die Rassenkreise Agama cyanogaster und Agama atricollis. 2. Die Unterarten von Agama atricollis. Senckenbergiana biologica 38: 157-174
  • Klausewitz,W. 1954. Eidonomische Untersuchungen über die Rassenkreise Agama cyanogaster und Agama atricollis. 1. Der Rassenkreis der Agama cyanogaster. Senckenbergiana biologica 35: 137-146
  • Peters, G. 1982. Eine neue Wirtelschwanzagame aus Ostafrika (Agamidae: Agama). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 58 (2): 265-268 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
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