Japalura dasi (SHAH & KÄSTLE, 2002)
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|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Agaupani mountain lizard, Agaupani forest agama|
G: Agaupani Bergwaldagame
Nepali: Agaupani jangali chheparo, hariyo chheparo
|Synonym||Oriotiaris dasi SHAH & KÄSTLE in SCHLEICH & KÄSTLE 2002|
Japalura dasi — MAHONY 2009
Oriotiaris dasi — KÄSTLE et al. 2013: 425
Japalura dasi — WANG et al. 2018
Type locality: “in and near Agaupani, Bajhura District, Far Western Nepal”, 29° 26’ 54’’ N, 81° 36’ 11’’ E.
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 855/2012 (originally SHHS 2001/11, Fuhlrott-Museum Wuppertal); paratypes: Fuhlrott Museum, Wuppertal, Natural History Museum Kathmandu. Paratypes: ZSM 856/2012 (SHHS 2001/12), female; ZSM 857/2012 (SHHS 2001/13), female; both with the same data as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Definition of Oriotaris: “Tympanum naked. Back and sides covered with very small scales, between which larger keeled ones are scattered; a tubercle behind the superciliary edge. Dorsal crest very low, fonned by a series of larger, keeled, not prominent scales. Gular sac none. Tail not compressed, with keeled scales below, which are almost as broad as long.” (GÜNTHER 1864: 150)|
|Comment||The genus Oriotiaris has been established by GÜNTHER 1864 but later synonymized with Japalura. See also Japalura tricarinata (BLYTH 1853).|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Indian herpetologist Indraneil Das in recognition of his “outstanding merits for the exploration of the South Asian herpetofauna, and in gratefulness for many years of friendship and collaboration”.|
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