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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Spotted Butterfly Lizard 
SynonymLeiolepis guttatus CUVIER 1829: 37
Leiolepis guttatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 465
Leiolepis belliana var. annamensis SMITH 1921: 29
Leiolepis belliana guttata — SMITH 1935: 240
Leiolepis belliana guttata — MERTENS 1961: 509
Leiolepis guttata — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Leiolepis guttata — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 288
Leiolepis guttata — MANTHEY 2010 
DistributionVietnam (Binh Thuan etc.)

Type locality: Cochin China  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 2587-2588 and MNHN-RA 6913 (3 syntypes) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Zeichnung wie die Nominatrasse (vgl. DUMERIL & BIBRON
1854, Taf. 43), aber die orangeroten Flecken an den Flanken durch weiße ersetzt.
14-24 Schuppen quer um die Mitte auf der Unterseite der Tibia, 2 Dorsalschuppen
entsprechen der Breite einer Bauchschuppe, 19-26 Femoralporen auf jeder
Seite.” (Mertens 1961: 509) 
CommentType species: Leiolepis guttatus CUVIER 1829 is the type species of the genus Leiolepis CUVIER 1829. The genus Leiolepis CUVIER 1829 is also the type genus of the subfamily Leiolepidinae Fitzinger, 1843.

Estes et al 1988 and Grismer et al. 2016 recommend to recognize the family Leiolepidae [sic]. 
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  • Cuvier, G. J. L. N. F. D. 1829. Le Regne Animal Distribué, d'apres son Organisation, pur servir de base à l'Histoire naturelle des Animaux et d'introduction à l'Anatomie Comparé. Nouvelle Edition [second edition]. Vol. 2. Les Reptiles. Déterville, Paris, i-xvi, 1-406 - get paper here
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  • Drewes, Oliver 2009. Kompaktwissen Agamen. Vivaria Verlag, 288 pp.
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  • Goldberg, Stephen R. and L. Lee Grismer. 2014. Leiolepis guttata (spotted butterfly lizard) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 130 - 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
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