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Calotes htunwini ZUG & VINDUM, 2006

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCalotes htunwini ZUG & VINDUM in ZUG et al. 2006 
DistributionMyanmar (Burma)

Type locality: Myanmar: Sagaing Division, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, San Myaung Camp (23°34′27.6′′N, 95°44′15.6′′E; ca. 110 m elevation), approx. 2 km WNW of Chatthin,  
TypesHolotype: USNM 524044, an adult female, collected by Htun Win, 22 May 1998. 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS. Calotes htunwiniis a member of the C. versicolor species group and differs from all other members of this group by the horizontal orientation of the scale-rows on the side of the neck and adjacent supra-axillary area; scale-row orientation in the other C. versicolor members is obliquely posteriorad or vertical. Further, it differs from the sympatric C. irawadi by its slightly smaller adult body size (means 69.9, 78.5 mm SVL; female, male respectively), fewer 4FingLm (mean 16.9), absence of CheekCol, and infrequent presence of ThroatSt [from ZUG & VINDUM 2006]. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.— ZUG & VINDUM named this species in fond memory of Htun Win and to honor him for his contribution to Burmese herpetology. Htun Win grew up in Chatthin village and joined the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary in January 1993 as a day-worker and was appointed as a NWCD forester in January 1995. He began his herpetological work as the team leader of GZ’s Chatthin W.S. herpetofauna monitoring-inventory project in August 1997 and then became the leader of our CAS-NWCD-SI Herpetological Survey team in November 1999. His commitment to our survey project and his expanding knowledge of the Burmese herpetofauna were major factors for the success of the survey. He became ill while surveying the herpetofauna of Kachin State and died in June 2004. The epithet is proposed as a noun in apposition. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2008. Agamid lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. Terralog 7, 160 pp.
  • Zug, G. R., H. H. K. Brown, J. A. Schulte II, and J. V. Vindum 2006. Systematics of the Garden Lizards, Calotes versicolor Group (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae), in Myanmar: Central Dry Zone Populations. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57 (2):35-68. - get paper here
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