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Otocryptis beddomei BOULENGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Indian Kangaroo Lizard 
SynonymOtocryptis beddomii BOULENGER 1885: 272
Otocryptis beddomii — SMITH 1935: 147
Otocryptis beddomii — WERMUTH 1967: 74
Otocryptis beddomii — DAS 1996: 44
Otocryptis beddomei — MANTHEY 2010: 114 
DistributionS India (Themala in Kerala; Western Ghats; previously reported from Sivagiri Ghats, Cardamom Hills)

Type locality: Sivagiri Ghat, South India.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH (presumed, status unclear fide P. Campbell, pers. comm., March 2019). ZSI 15733 (syntype) 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Henry Beddome, 1830–1911, British army officer and botanist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Chandramouli, S. R 2009. Status and microhabitat preferences of Otocryptis beddomii Boulenger, 1885 (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Ponmudi hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Taprobanica 1 (2): 107-110
  • Inger, Robert F.;Shaffer, H. Bradley;Koshy, Mammen;Bakde, Ramesh 1984. A report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from the Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (3): 551-570 - get paper here
  • Jose, Joyce, K. K. Ramachandran and P. V. Nair. 2007. A rare and little known lizard, Otocryptis beddomi, From the Myristica swamps of southern Kerela, India. Herpetological Bulletin 101: 27-31 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 1990. A field book of the lizards of India. Records Zool. Survey India 115: 1-122 - get paper here
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
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