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Laudakia nuristanica (ANDERSON & LEVITON, 1969)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Leviton's Rock Agama 
SynonymAgama nuristanica ANDERSON & LEVITON 1969: 39
Stellio nuristanicus — ANANJEVA et al. 1990: 113
Laudakia nuristanica — ANANJEVA & TUNIEV 1994: 43
Laudakia nuristanica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Laudakia nuristanica — BAIG et al. 2012: 246 
DistributionE Afghanistan, NW Pakistan

Type locality: Kamdesh, eastern Afghanistan, 1342 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 161136 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This form is very close to L. tuberculata and may be distinguished by having a higher number of scales around the body and tail, indistinct tail seg- ment, and a unique type of scattered, enlarged conical, spinose scales over the limbs and body [BAIG et al. 2012]. 
  • Ananjeva, N.B. & Tuniev 1994. Some aspects of historical biogeography of Asian rock agamids. Russ. J. Herpetol. 1 (1): 43 - get paper here
  • Ananjeva, N.B.; Peters,G.; Macey & Papenfuss, T. 1990. Stellio sacra (Smith 1935) - a distinct species of Asiatic rock agamid from Tibet. Asiatic Herpetological Research 3: 104-115 - get paper here
  • Anderson, S. C. & A. E. Leviton 1969. Amphibians and reptiles collected by the Street expedition to Afghanistan, 1965. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 37: 25-56 - get paper here
  • Baig, K.J. 1988. New record of Agama nuristanica (Sauria: Agamidae) from Pakistan. Biologia, Islamabad, 34: 199-200
  • Baig, Khalid Javed; Philipp Wagner, Natalia B. Ananjeva & Wolfgang Böhme 2012. A morphology-based taxonomic revision of Laudakia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Agamidae). Vertebrate Zoology 62 (2): 213-260 - get paper here
  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme,W. 1995. Partition of the Stellio-group of Agama. 8th Ord. Gen. Meet. Soc. Europ. Herpet.: 36
  • Khan, M. S. 2014. Herpetology of Pakistan FIELD GUIDE SERIES: Families Agamidae, Chamaeleonidae. Privately published, 39 pp. - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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