Leiolepis guentherpetersi DAREVSKY & KUPRIYANOVA, 1993
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leiolepis guentherpetersi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Peters’ Butterfly Lizard|
G: Peters’ Schmetterlingsagame
|Synonym||Leiolepis guentherpetersi DAREVSKY & KUPRIYANOVA 1993|
Leiolepis guentherpetersi — MALYSHEVA et al. 2006
Leiolepis guentherpetersi — GRISMER et al. 2014
|Distribution||C Vietnam (Binhtrithien, Quangnam-Danang)|
Type locality: Thuy Phu, 17 km SE of Hue, Binhtrithien Province, central Vietnam.
|Reproduction||viviparous. Triploid, parthenogenetic species. The parental origins are northern L. guttata (M) × extinct or unsampled population of L. reevesii (P) which hybridized once to create diploid ancestor; Diploid ancestor × L. reevesii (P) (GRISMER et al. 2014).|
|Types||Holotype: ZISP 20326|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Large unisexual triploid (3n = 54) species. Different from all other Leiolepis species by the following combination of characters: Snout-vent length up to 156 mm; rostral 3-3,5 times as wide as high; 17-20 ventral scales between the median line of the belly and the small dorsal scales; 14-18 enlarged scales across the lower part of the tibia; fourth toe with 40-43 subdigital scales; femoral pores 21-23; 38-43 scales between the light dorsolateral stripes; median dorsal stripe absent; transverse stripes formed by rows of 4-5 light oval spots produce a characteristic reticulum between dorsolateral stripes (Darevsky & Kupriyanova 1993).|
|Etymology||named after Günther Peters, German herpetologist.|