Laudakia papenfussi ZHAO, 1998
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Laudakia papenfussi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Papenfuss’ Rock Agama|
|Synonym||Laudakia papenfussi ZHAO 1998|
Laudakia papenfussi — BAIG et al. 2012: 249
|Distribution||China (Xizang = Tibet)|
Type locality: Mayang River Valley between Mayang Village and Diya Village, Zanda Co., Xizang Autonomous Region; 3300 m elevation. Only known from the type locality.
|Types||Holotype: CIB (= Chengdu Institute of Biology) 775001, Male; Coll. R. Z. Zhang; 7. 1. 1976.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This species is very similar in morphology to Laudakia tuberculata, with the latter differing from this species in the nostril being situated in the enlarged portion of the pear-shaped nasal, directed outwards; having two supranasals; having the superciliary ridge well developed, with a sharp free margin which is slightly everted upwards; and dorsum and flanks are scattered with many orange-yellow, round spots, there is a large conic scale correspondending to each spot or one large conic scale sourrounded by a circlet of small scales [BAIG et al. 2012].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Theodore Johnstone Papenfuss (b. 1941), a Research Specialist in herpetology, University of California, Berkeley.|