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Laudakia wui ZHAO, 1998

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wui’s Rock Agama
Chinese: 吴氏岩蜥 
SynonymLaudakia wui ZHAO 1998
Laudakia wui — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Laudakia wui — BAIG et al. 2012: 252 
DistributionChina (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: Yi'ong, Bomi Co., Xizang Autonomous Region: 2350 m elevation. Only known from the type locality.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 7315012, Male: Coll. Y. M. Jiang; 6. 11, 1973. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Closely related in morphology to Laudakia sacra but the latter taxon has the lateral scales uniform in size and not intermixed with large scales [BAIG et al. 2012]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Gangfu Wu (b. 1935), Chinese herpetologist who, like Er-mi Zhao, worked at the Department of Zoology, Chengdu Institute of Biology. 
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Guo, P., F. J. Zhang, and Y. Y. Chen. 1999. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles in the Herpetological Collections of Chengdu Institute of Biology,the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 43~47 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Zhao, Er Mi. 1998. A new species of the genus Laudakia from Xizang (Tibet) Autonomus Region. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 23 (4): 440-444.
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