Lophocalotes achlios HARVEY, SCRIVANI, SHANEY, HAMIDY, KURNIAWAN & SMITH, 2018
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lophocalotes achlios?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: White-throated Crested Dragon|
|Synonym||Lophocalotes achlios HARVEY, SCRIVANI, SHANEY, HAMIDY, KURNIAWAN & SMITH 2018|
Type locality: along the main trail up Gunung Kaba, Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Provinsi Bengkulu, Sumatera, Indonesia, 3.50757°S, 102.62927°E, 1818 m elevation (a.s.l.).
|Types||Holotype: MZB 14038, adult male, field tag ENS 18170; Figs. 1, 2A,B) collected 16 July 2015 by M.B. Harvey, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and P. Thammachoti. Paratypes (n = 20). Eleven males (MZB 14030, 14032, 14033, 14037–14039, UTA 63730, 63733, 63735–63737) and eight females (MZB 14031, 14034–14036, UTA 63729, 63731, 63732, 63734) collected on 16 July 2015 by M.B. Harvey, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and P. Thammachoti along the main trail up Gunung Kaba, 3.50026–3.50757°S, 102.62927–102.63557°E, 1567–1818 m a.s.l.; and one male (UTA 63740) collected by E.N. Smith, E. Wostl, G.C. Sarker, and G. Pradana on 22 July 2015 from a trail up Gunung Kambing above the police academy near the road to Gunung Kaba, 3.39649°S, 102.63599°E, 1636 m a.s.l., Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Provinsi Bengkulu, Sumatera, Indonesia.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of Lophocalotes differing from the L. ludekingi in having more gulars, ventrals, and subdigital lamellae; in having males with a lower nuchal crest not supported by an arched flap of skin and white gular markings; and in having females with cream buccal epithelia.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet achlios is a feminine noun in apposition derived by affixing the Greek suffix –ios meaning ‘‘pertaining to’’ or ‘‘of’’ to achlys, meaning mist. The new name refers to the misty cloud forests where Lophocalotes achlios occurs.|