Paralaudakia badakhshana (ANDERSON & LEVITON, 1969)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Paralaudakia badakhshana?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Badakhshana Rock Agama|
|Synonym||Agama badakhshana ANDERSON & LEVITON 1969: 33|
Agama himalayana badakhshana — ANANJEVA et al. 1981
Stellio badakhshana — ANANJEVA et al. 1990: 108
Laudakia badakhshana — ANANJEVA & TUNIEV 1994
Laudakia badakhshana — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Paralaudakia (himalayana) badakhshana — BAIG et al. 2012: 233
|Distribution||NE Afghanistan, N Pakistan (KHAN 2002), N India,|
China (Xinjiang), SE Turkmenistan, eastward through Tajikistan to W Kyrgyzstan
Only in Afghanistan fide BAIG et al. 2012.
Type locality: Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, 36° 34’ N, 67° 05’ E, 457 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: FMNH 161108|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Head and body depressed; tail longer than head and body; head scales smooth; caudal scales forming distinct annuli; 19-25 scales around tail at level of approximately fifth whorl; tympanum large, superficial; mid-dorsal enlarged scales smooth or faintly keeled, distinctly larger than ventrals; patch of enlarged mucronate scales on flanks, distinctly larger than ventral and dorsolateral scales, about equal to largest mid-dorsal scales; scales on dorsum of thigh very large and strongly keeled; mature males with large patch of callose abdominal scales (Anderson & Leviton 1969: 33).|
Diagnosis (as Paralaudakia). Head and body depressed; tail not more than twice that of SVL; distinct patch of highly spinose scales on flanks and several groups of spinose scales on neck, shoulder and sides of head; three whorls of enlarged spinose scales in each segment; callous glands in both sexes [BAIG et al. 2012: 233].
|Comment||Apparently not listed by DAS 1996 (Biogeogr.)|
Distribution: The accuracy of the type locality has been questioned [BAIG 1992, BAIG et al. 2012].