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Leiolepis rubritaeniata MERTENS, 1961

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Leiolepididae or Leiolepidinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Reeves' Butterfly Lizard
G: Reeves Schmetterlingsagame 
SynonymLeiolepis belliana rubritaeniata MERTENS 1961: 508
Leiolepis belliana rubritaeniata — TAYLOR 1963: 908
Leiolepis belliana rubritaeniata — WERMUTH 1967: 71
Leiolepis belliana rubritaeniata — PETERS 1971: 123
Leiolepis rubritaeniata — STUART 1999
Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata — BÖHME 2003
Leiolepis rubritaeniata — DAS 2010
Leiolepis rubritaeniata — HARTMANN et al. 2012: 108
Leiolepis rubritaeniata — HARTMANN et al. 2013 
DistributionW/C Thailand (Chiang Mai, Sara Buri, Nakhon Ratehisima), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Type locality: Paktjong (= Pakchong), 160 km northeast of Bangkok, near a street between Bangkok and Korat, Thailand.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 57459, male; Paratypes in ZFMK and SMF 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Rückenflecken kaum aufgehellt, klein, zahlreich und dicht beieinander stehend, so daß ihre dunklen Ränder ein feinmaschiges Netzwerk bilden, während die Tendenz zur Längsstreifung selbst bei halbwüchsigen kaum erkennbar ist. Flanken mit einem karminroten Längsband; 2-3 schwarze, zuweilen durch einen hellen Querstrich geteilte Querbänder nur in der Prä- und Postaxillarregion oder ganz fehlend (Weibchen). 9-12 Schuppen quer um die Mitte auf der Unterseite der Tibia; etwa 3 Dorsalschuppen entsprechen der Breite einer Bauchschuppe, 16-19 Femoralporen jederseits” (Mertens 1961: 508).

Diagnosis: Peters 1971: 123 (as subspecies of reevesii). 
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