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Leiolepis peguensis PETERS, 1971

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Burmese Butterfly Lizard
G: Burma-Schmetterlingsagame 
SynonymLeiolepis peguensis PETERS 1971
Leiolepis peguensis — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Leiolepis peguensis — MANTHEY 2010 
DistributionBurma (= Myanmar)

Type locality: Pegu, Burma  
TypesHolotype: NMW 18890:3; Paratypes: ZMB 30192, NMW 18890: 1,2, BMNH, BMNH, UMZK R36824 sowie AMNH 43349-52.ZISP 951 – 952, 2 specimens, “Pegu”(= Pegu, Myanmar). Leg: Cutter, 1868. 
CommentWhile most authors consider peguensis as a valid species, Grismer et al. 2014 state that L. peguensis may represents the northern extension of L. belliana into Myanmar. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • 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.
  • Milto, Konstantin D.; Andrei V. Barabanov 2012. A Catalogue of the Agamid and Chamaeleonid Types in the Collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 155-170 - get paper here
  • Peters,G. 1971. Die intragenerischen Gruppen und die Phylogenese der Schmetterlingsagamen (Agamidae: Leiolepis). Zool. jahrb. (Syst.) 98: 11-130
  • Zug, George R.;Win, Htun;Thin, Thin;Min, Than Zaw;Lhon, Win Zaw;Kyaw, Kyaw 1998. Herpetofauna of the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, north-central Myanmar with preliminary observations of their Natural History. Hamadryad 23 (2): 111-120
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