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Phrynocephalus raddei BOETTGER, 1888

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesPhrynocephalus raddei boettgeri VON BEDRIAGA 1906
Phrynocephalus raddei raddei BOETTGER 1888 
Common Names 
SynonymPhrynocephalus raddei BOETTGER 1888: 262
Phrynocephalus reticulatus EICHWALD 1831 (fide KHALIKOV, pers. comm.)
Phrynocephalus raddei var. bilkewitschi NIKOLSKY 1915: 194
Phrynocephalus reticulatus boettgeri — LANGERWERF 1980
Phrynocephalus raddei — ANDERSON 1999
Phrynocephalus raddei — MACEY et al. 2000
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) raddei — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus raddei — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phrynocephalus raddei raddei BOETTGER 1888
Phrynocephalus raddei — NASRABADI et al. 2017

Phrynocephalus raddei boettgeri VON BEDRIAGA 1906
Phrynocephalus raddei var. boettgeri BEDRIAGA In NIKOLSKY 1905: 468
Phrynocephalus raddei var. zardunyi NIKOLSKY 1915: 194
Phrynocephalus raddei boettgeri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phrynocephalus raddei boettgeri — MILTO & BARABANOV 2012
Phrynocephalus raddei boettgeri — ANANJEVA et al. 2020 
DistributionS Turkmenia, S Uzbekistan, SW Tajikistan, Iran, N Afghanistan

Type locality: "Perewalnaja an der transcaspischen Bahn" [= Perevalnaja railroad station, southwestern Turkmenistan].

zarudnyi: Type locality: “Kelif, Buchara orient.” [Kelif, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan, 37.36 N 66.31 E].  
TypesLectotype: SMF 10247 (designated by Mertens, 1967: 63), (formerly 4369a), syntype: NMW 23344
Lectotype: ZISP 6117.1, adult female, (designated by Barabnov & Ananjeva 2007: 15) [boettgeri]
Lectotype: ZISP 10722.1, adult male (designated by Barabanov & Ananjeva, 2007) [zardunyi] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Upper surface of snout fairly steeply truncated, nostrils not visible or faintly noticeable when viewed from above; no cutaneous fold at angle of mouth; dorsal scales subequal, homogeneous; no transverse fold of skin across back of neck; sides ofhead and neck without projecting fringe-like scales; no fringe of scales on posterior margin of thigh and sides of base of tail; no enlarged scales along flank; no tubercular scales on dorsum; scales of upper surfaces of limbs and midline of back prominently keeled. A half-moon-shaped red patch on each scapular region, 21-24 lamellae under fourth toe; ridges on subdigital lamellae of third toe approximately uniformly developed in 3 rows (Anderson 1999: 96). 
CommentSynonymy: Listed as synonym of Phrynocephalus reticulatus by WERMUTH 1967. P. r. boettgeri is a synonym of raddei according to BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007. 
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
  • Ananjeva, Natalia B.;Tuniyev, Boris S. 1992. Historical biogeography of the Phrynocephalus species of the USSR. Asiatic Herpetological Research 4: 76-98 - 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.
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - 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
  • Bedriaga, JACQUES VON 1907. Neue Saurier aus Russisch-Asien. Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Petersbourg, 10 [1905]: 210-243 - 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
  • Boettger, O. 1888. Über die Reptilien und Batrachier Transcaspiens. Zool. Anz. 11: 259-263 - get paper here
  • Joger,U. 1991. A molecular phylogeny of agamid lizards. Copeia 1991 (3): 616-622 - get paper here
  • Langerwerf, B. 1980. De herpetofauna van Oezbekistan (3). Lacerta 38 (4): 37-40 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. R., J. A. Schulte II, A. Larson, N. B. Ananjeva, Y. Wang, R. Pethiyagoda, N. Rastegar-Pouyani, T. J. Papenfuss 2000. Evaluating trans-Tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics. Systematic Biology 49 (2): 233-256 - get paper here
  • 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
  • NASRABADI, REZA; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AHMAD GHARZI 2017. A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa 4227 (3): 431–443 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1905. Herpetologia rossica. Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci., Phys.-Math. Classe, St. Pétersbourg, XVII (1): 1-518
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1915. Faune de la Russie, Reptiles Vol. 1 Chelonia et Sauria(Reptiles of Russia and adjacent countries. Reptiles (Reptilia) Vol. 1) [in Russian]. Imper. Acad. Sci., Petrograd, 532 pp. [Translated from Russian by the Israel Program for Scientific Translations 1963]
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
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