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Bronchocela vietnamensis HALLERMANN & ORLOV, 2005

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymBronchocela vietnamensis HALLERMANN & ORLOV in HALLERMANN 2005
Bronchocela vietnamensis — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Bronchocela vietnamensis — THAO 2020 
DistributionS Vietnam (Gia Lai Province)

Type locality: near Tram Lap village (14° 20’ N, 1`08° 36’ E), 40 km NW from Kannack, Annam mountains, 900 m elevation, Ankhe District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 252295 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A slender limbed species with a SVL of 106 - 122 mm, and a long tail [381 - 410 mm (312 - 386% of SVL)]. Tympanum at its smallest diameter at about or less than half diameter of orbit (ratio 0.43 - 0.51). Head covered above with small uniform keeled scales, no enlarged or compressed scales between orbit and tympanum. Eight supra and nine infralabials on each side. Nuchal crest indicated by 6 - 12 very small erect scales, dorsal crest absent. Mental wider than high, two postmentals, gular sac small in male, gular region covered with little enlarged keeled scales, smaller than ventrals. Lateral body scales small, smooth to feebly keeled, homogenous, in 47 - 54 midbody scale rows, ventrals about two times larger than dorsals, strongly keeled. Fifth toe small, smaller than fourth finger. It can be distinguished from B. smaragdina by the presence of only 2 postmentals (3) (Figs. 12 and 13), a lateral light band with dark dots in males (without dots) and a tail barred with dark bands (without bands), from other congeners by the combination of small dorsal scales, smaller fifth toe than fourth finger, no enlarged scales behind upper corner of orbit, and no enlarged supraorbital scales. The tympanum is little smaller than half diameter of orbit, but not significantly. 
  • Bobrov V. V. 2017. LIZARDS (REPTILIA, SAURIA) FROM VIETNAM IN THE HERPETOLOGICAL COLLECTION OF THE ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF MOSCOW UNIVERSITY. 3. GENUS BRONCHOCELA (FAMILY AGAMIDAE). [in Russian] Current Studies in Herpetology 17 (3-4): 198-202; DOI: 10.18500/1814-6090-2017-17-3-4-198-202. - get paper here
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; P.L. WOOD, JR., CHEOL HAENG LEE, EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EHWAN NGADI & JACK W. SITES, JR. 2015. An integrative taxonomic review of the agamid genus Bronchocela (Kuhl, 1820) from Peninsular Malaysia with descriptions of new montane and insular endemics. Zootaxa 3948 (1): 001–023 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J. 2005. A taxonomic review of the genus Bronchocela (Squamata: Agamidae) with description of a new species from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 12 (3): 167-182 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2008. Agamid lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. Terralog 7, 160 pp.
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Thao, Hoang Ngoc 2020. New distribution of Bronchocela smaragdina Gunther, 1864 and Bronchocela vietnamensis Hallermann & Orlov, 2005 in Nui Ong Nature Reserve, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 13: 501-504 - get paper here
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