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Leiolepis boehmei DAREVSKY & KUPRIYANOVA, 1993

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Böhme’s Butterfly Lizard
G: Böhmes Schmetterlingsagame 
SynonymLeiolepis boehmei DAREVSKY & KUPRIYANOVA 1993
Leiolepis boehmei — GRISMER et al. 2014 
DistributionS Thailand

Type locality: Songkhla, southern Thailand.  
ReproductionDiploid, unisexual parthenogenetic species; the parental species are southern L. guttata (M) × southern L. reevesii (P). 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 24651; paratypes: ZISP (formerly ZFMK 24652), ZMB 79562 (formerly ZFMK 25486) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium sized unisexual (probably diploid) species. Differs from all other species of Leiolepis in the following combination of characters: SVL up to 123 mm; 17-19 ventral scales between the midline of the belly and the body sides; 12 -14 enlarged scales across the lower part of the tibia; fourth toe with 29-35 subdigital scales; 17-19 femoral pores; 41-45 dorsal scales between the longitudinal dorsolateral stripes; median dorsal stripe absent; 6-7 light oval spots disposed in transverse rows between the stripes produce a characteristic reticulum on dorsum (Darevsky & Kupriyanova 1993). 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfgang Böhme, German herpetologist. 
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Darevsky I S; Kupriyanova L A 1993. Two new all-female lizard species of the genus Leiolepis Cuvier, 1829 from Thailand and Vietnam (Squamata: Sauria: Uromastycinae). Herpetozoa 6 (1-2): 3-20 - get paper here
  • Grismer, J.L. & Grismer, L.L. 2010. Who’s your mommy? Identifying maternal ancestors of asexual species of Leiolepis Cuvier, 1829 and the description of a new endemic species of asexual Leiolepis Cuvier, 1829 from Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2433: 47–61 - get paper here
  • Grismer, Jesse L.; Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Kumthorn Thirakhupt, Anchelee Aowphol, Jamie R. Oaks, Perry L. Wood Jr, Chan Kin Onn, Neang Thy, Micheal Cota and Todd Jackman 2014. Multiple origins of parthenogenesis, and a revised species phylogeny for the Southeast Asian butterfly lizards, Leiolepis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113 (4): 1080–1093 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
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