Lophocalotes ludekingi (BLEEKER, 1860)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lophocalotes ludekingi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Crested Lizard|
|Synonym||Calotes Ludekingi BLEEKER 1860: 326|
Lophocalotes interruptus GÜNTHER 1872 (fide BOULENGER 1887)
Lophocalotes interruptus — BOULENGER 1885: 275
Calotes Luedekingi [sic] — BOULENGER 1887: 152
Lophocalotes ludekingi — DE ROOIJ 1915: 116
Lophocalotes ludekingi — WERMUTH 1967: 71
Lophocalotes ludekingi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 194
Lophocalotes ludekingi — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 82
Lophocalotes ludekingi — CROTHER 1999
Lophocalotes ludekingii — HALLERMANN et al. 2004
Lophocalotes ludekingi — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
|Distribution||Indonesia (Sumatra, Gunung, Singgalang, Alahanpanjang, Sijunjung)|
Type locality: Agam, Sumatra.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH (same type for ludekingi and interruptus fide Harvey et al. 2018)|
|Diagnosis||Description: Head large, swollen below the ears, very distinct from neck; snout longer than the diameter of the orbit ; tympanum much larger than the eye-opening. Upper head-scales irregular, feebly keeled; supraorbital scales small, strongly keeled, bordered inwards by a row of larger scales; two or three large scales in a series on the temple; a small tubercle behind the supraciliary edge and another on each side behind the ear opening. Seven or eight upper and eight lower labials; gular scales smooth or feebly keeled, those on the median line the smallest, the laterals larger than the ventrals. Body compressed ; nuchal crest formed of lanceolate, sharply-pointed spines, not quite so long as the diameter of the tympanum ; dorsal crest, separated from the former, formed by about fourteen triangular spines, every alternate median scale being a spine. Dorsal scales large, feebly keeled, the points of the upper scales directed upwards; ventral scales smaller than dorsal, strongly keeled. Tail compressed at the base, covered with uniform keeled scales ; its length nearly equals one time and three fourths that of head and body. Limbs with subequal keeled scales, some of which are spinose ; fourth finger and toe slightly longer than third; the hind limb, laid forwards, nearly reaches the tympanum (de Rooij 1915: 116).|
Coloration: Green above, with irregular yellowish markings, forming spots or cross bars on head and body and cross bars on the limbs (de Rooij 1915: 116).
Size: Length of head and body 92 mm.; tail 152 mm (de Rooij 1915: 116).
|Comment||BOULENGER 1887 synonymized Lophocalotes interruptus with Calotes Luedekingi. The holotype of Lophocalotes interruptus and Calotes ludenkingii is the same specimen and is deposited in BMNH (J. Hallermann, pers. comm.).|
Type species: Lophocalotes interruptus GÜNTHER 1872 is the type species of the genus Lophocalotes GÜNTHER 1872.
|Etymology||Named in honor of the Dutch physician E.W.A. Lüdeking a collector for the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden.|