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Paralaudakia bochariensis (NIKOLSKY, 1897)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymStellio bochariensis NIKOLSKY 1897: 159
Agama isozona WERNER 1899 (fide BAIG et al. 2012)
Agama chernovi ANANJEVA, PETERS & RZEPAKOVSKY 1981: 23
Agama chernovi — ANANJEVA & PETERS 1982
Stellio chernovi — ANANJEVA et al. 1988: 5107
Agama himalyana himalayana — WERMUTH 1967: 13
Stellio chernovi — ANANJEVA et al. 1990
Laudakia bochariensis — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Laudakia chernovi — SZCZERBAK 2003
Laudakia chernovi — ANANJEVA et al. 2006
Paralaudakia (himalyana) bochariensis — BAIG et al. 2012: 233 
DistributionSW Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, SE Turkmenistan (for Agama chernovi), S Kyrgyzstan

Type locality: Bocharia orientalis.

isozona: Type locality: “Margelan, Turkestan.”
chernovi: Tajikistan; Type locality: “Chrebet Surchku, okrestnosti, kischlaka, Daschti-Chonako” [Tajikistan]  
TypesSyntypes: ZISP 7332, 1 specimen, “Sarymsak, Montes Gissarienses in Bocharia orientali” (= Sarym-Sakhly, Sughd province, Tajikistan). Leg: S. A. Lidsky, 1887. — ZISP 8897, 1 specimen, “Bocharia orientalis”, Leg: L. S. Barschtschewski, 1896.
Holotype: ZISP 19385, adult male, “South-western Tadjikistan, vicinity of the Dashti-Khonako in the Surkhku mountain ridge near Nurek, 1500 m. a.s.l.” Leg: V. T. Rzepakovsky, 25.X.1977. Paratypes: ZFMK 37001 (ex-ZIL 19387), male, “chrebet Surchku, okrestnosti kischlaka Daschti-Chonako, 900 m" (= Surchku Mountains, near the “kischlak" or settlement Dashti-Chonako), Tajikistan, collected by V.T. RZHEPAKOVSKY, 26 October 1977; ZISP, MTD, ZMB [Agama chernovi] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (as Paralaudakia). Head and body depressed; tail longer, two or more than two times that of SVL; patch of strongly mucronate scales on flanks and groups of spinose scales on neck and sides of head; three whorls of enlarged spinose scales in each segment; callous glands only in males [BAIG et al. 2012].
CommentSynonymy: Mostly after BAIG et al. 2012. Das (1997) and Golubev (1998) synonymized Laudakia chernovi with Laudakia bochariensis. According to BAIG 1992 many records of L. himalayana are referable to this species. SMITH 1935 considered Agama isozona as a synonym of L. himalayana.

Distribution: only in Tadjikistan and Uzbikistan fide BAIG et al. 2012. 
  • Ananjeva N B; Peters G; Rzepakovsky V T 1981. New species of the mountain agamas from Tadjikistan, Agama chernovi sp. nov. TRUDY ZOOLOGICHESKOGO INSTITUTA AKADEMII NAUK SSSR 101 1981: 23-27
  • Ananjeva, N.B. & Peters,G. 1982. Notizen über Agama chernovi aus Tadzikistan (UdSSR) und ihre Umwelt. Herpetofauna 4 (20): 8-11 - get paper here
  • Ananjeva, N.B.; Peters,G.; Macey & Papenfuss, T. 1990. Stellio sacra (Smith 1935) - a distinct species of Asiatic rock agamid from Tibet. Asiatic Herpetological Research 3: 104-115 - get paper here
  • Ananjeva, NB, Orlov NL; Khalikov RG; Darevsky IS; Ryabov IS & Barabanov AV 2006. The Reptiles of North Eurasia. Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status [this comprises the territory of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia]. Pensoft Series Faunistica 47, 250 pp.
  • Baig, Khalid Javed; Philipp Wagner, Natalia B. Ananjeva & Wolfgang Böhme 2012. A morphology-based taxonomic revision of Laudakia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Agamidae). Vertebrate Zoology 62 (2): 213-260 - get paper here
  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme,W. 1995. Partition of the Stellio-group of Agama. 8th Ord. Gen. Meet. Soc. Europ. Herpet.: 36
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Golubev, M. L. 1998. Agama chernovi is a junior synonym of Stellio bochariensis (Sauria: Agamidae). Hamadryad 22: 119-120
  • Milto, Konstantin D.; Andrei V. Barabanov 2012. A Catalogue of the Agamid and Chamaeleonid Types in the Collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 155-170 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1897. Stellio bochariensis n. sp. [in Latin and Russian] Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg 2: 159-161 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - 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.
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
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