Otocryptis nigristigma BAHIR & SILVA, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Otocryptis nigristigma?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Otocryptis nigristigma BAHIR & SILVA 2005|
Otocryptis wiegmanni TAYLOR 1953: 1556 (not WAGLER 1830)
Otocryptis nigristigma — JANZEN et al. 2007
Type locality: Ritigala, 08°07’N, 80°40’E, elevation 200 m.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL (= WHT) 6176|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Otocryptis nigristigma is distinguished from O. wiegmanni by having a black patch on the male dewlap in life; medial side of inner lobe and lateral side of outer lobe of hemipenis each with 12 flounces, the distal 7 flounces enlarged; and a shorter fifth toe (14.3–16.0% of head length in males, 14.6–18.5 in females), vs. a maroon patch on male dewlap in life; medial side of inner lobe and lateral side of outer lobe of hemipenis each with 10 flounces, the distal 3 flounces enlarged; and fifth toe longer (19.2–22.2% of head length in males, 20.1–24.5 in females) in O. wiegmanni. Srikanthan et al. 2021 state that the 5th toe is 14.3-18.5% of head length.|
|Comment||Common in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005).|