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Bufoniceps laungwalaensis (SHARMA, 1978)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Laungwala Long-headed Lizard, Rajasthan Toad-headed lizard 
SynonymPhrynocephalus laungwalaensis SHARMA 1978
Phrynocephalus laungwalensis — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Bufoniceps laungwalaensis — ARNOLD 1992
Bufoniceps laungwalensis — DAS 1996: 43
Bufoniceps laungwalaensis — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Bufoniceps laungwalensis [sic] — MURTHY 2010: 108
Bufoniceps laungawalensis [sic] — MURTHY 2010: 109
Bufoniceps laungwalansis — DAS & DAS 2017: 29 (in error) 
DistributionIndia (Rajasthan Desert, Jaisalmer District), adjacent Pakistan (Sindh)

Type locality: Laungwala, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India.  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 23452, paratypes: ZSI 23453–61 
CommentType species: Phrynocephalus laungwalaensis SHARMA 1978 is the type species of the genus Bufoniceps ARNOLD 1992. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Agarwal, I.; Mistry, V.K. & Tillack, F. 2009. Über die Rajasthan-Krötenkopfagame Bufoniceps laungwalaensis (SHARMA, 1978), ein Endemit aus der Wüste Thar. Sauria 30 (4): 37-48 [2008] - get paper here
  • Arnold, E.N. 1992. The Rajasthan Toad-headed lizard, Phrynocephalus laungwalaensis (Reptilia: Agamidae), represents a new genus. Journal of Herpetology 26 (4): 467-472 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • Das, Sanjay Keshari 2015. Notes on unusual behavioural ecology of Acanthodactylus cantoris feeding on Bufoniceps laungewalaensis. Herpetology Notes 8: 563-565 - get paper here
  • Golubev,M. & DUNAYEV,? 1997. On the relationships between Agamid genera Phrynocephalus Kaup, 1825 and Bufoniceps Arnold, 1992. Abstracts of the Third World congress of Herpetology - Prague
  • Lotzkat, S. 2017. Book Review: Verbeitung, Biologie und Schutz der Erdkröte Bufo bufo (Linnaeus, 1758) mit besonderer Berucksichtigung des Amphibienschutzes an Strasen. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 691-692. - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Sharma R C 1978. A new species of Phrynocephalus Kaup (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Rajasthan Desert, India, with notes on ecology. BULLETIN OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA 1(3) 1978: 291-294 - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
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