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Phrynocephalus clarkorum ANDERSON & LEVITON, 1967

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPhrynocephalus clarkorum ANDERSON & LEVITON 1967: 228
Phrynocephalus clarkorum — KHAN 1999
Phrynocephalus clarkorum — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007: 40
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) clarkorum — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phrynocephalus (Microphrynocephalus) clarkorum — SOLOVYEVA et al. 2014 
DistributionAfghanistan, Pakistan

Type locality: Type locality: “20 miles southeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, 31º20' N, 65º50' E”.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 97989, female 
CommentNot listed by BARTS & WILMS (1997). Its presence in Iran has not been confirmed (Anderson, 1999). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Richard J. Clark and His wife, Erica D. Clark. Richard was an American zoologist, herpetologist, and ornithologist who retired (1998) from York College, Pennsylvania, where he was Professor of Biology. Erica is also a zoologist and both worked together and co-wrote "Report on a Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Turkey" (1973).
  • Anderson, Steven C. Leviton, Alan E. 1967. A new species of Phrynocephalus (Sauria: Agamidae) from Afghanistan, with remarks on Phrynocephalus ornatus Boulenger. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 35 (11): 227-234 - get paper here
  • BARABANOV, A.V. & N.B. ANANJEVA 2007. Catalogue of the available scientific species-group names for lizards of the genus Phrynocephalus Kaup, 1825 (Reptilia, Sauria, Agamidae). Zootaxa 1399: 1-56 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Khan, M. S. 1999. A checklist and key to the phrynocephalid lizards of Pakistan, with ethnological notes (Squamata: Agamidae). Pakistan J. Zool. 31 (1): 17-24 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Solovyeva, E. N.; N. A. Poyarkov, E. A. Dunayev, R. A. Nazarov, V. S. Lebedev, and A. A. Bannikova 2014. Phylogenetic Relationships and Subgeneric Taxonomy of Toad-headed Agamas Phrynocephalus (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae) as Determined by Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing. Doklady Biological Sciences 455: 119–124. - get paper here
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