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Phrynocephalus reticulatus EICHWALD, 1831

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesPhrynocephalus reticulatus bannikovi DAREVSKY, RUSTAMOV & SHAMMAKOV 1976
Phrynocephalus reticulatus reticulatus EICHWALD 1831 
Common NamesE: Reticulated toad-headed agama 
SynonymAgama ocellata LICHTENSTEIN 1823: 143
Phrynocephalus reticulatus EICHWALD 1831: 186
Phrynocephalus reticulatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 515
? Phrynocephalus ocellatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 516
Phrynocephalus caudivolvulus reticulatus
Phrynocephalus nikolskii BEDRIAGA in NIKOLSKY 1905: 463
Phrynocephalus boulengeri — BEDRIAGA in NIKOLSKY 1905: 466
Phrynocephalus nikolskii BEDRIAGA 1906
Phrynocephalus caudivolvulus var. reticulatus — BEDRIAGA 1909: 367
Phrynocephalus reticulatus — SMITH 1935: 231
Phrynocephalus reticulatus — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Phrynocephalus ocellatus — SZCZERBAK 2003
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) reticulatus reticulatus — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus ocellatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Phrynocephalus reticulatus bannikovi DAREVSKY; RUSTAMOV & SHAMMAKOV 1976
Phrynocephalus bannikovi — LICHNOVA 1992: 7
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) reticulatus bannikovi — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus reticulatus bannikovi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionS Kazakhstan ?, W Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, N India (Jammu and Kashmir)

Type locality: Valley of the River Amudarya and East Coast of the Caspian Sea

bannikovi: NW Turkmenistan (Krasnovodsky Peninsula); Terra typica: “Tuarkyr Mountains, NW Turkmenistan”.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 8720, Banks of the Oxus.
Holotype: ZISP 18505, male, “Tuarkyr mountains, north-western Turkmenia” [Tuarkyr mountains, Balkan province, Turkmenistan]. Leg: Ch. Atajev and S. Sham- makov, 23.IX.1971 [bannikovi]
Lectotype: ZMB 787, "Kleine Tartarei", leg. Eversmann Paralectotypus: ZMB 788, "Bucharei", leg. Eversmann; Terra typica: Tartarei [ocellata] 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.). Not listed as such by DAS 1996. BOULENGER 1885 synonymized Agama ocellata LICHTENSTEIN 1823 with P. guttatus. GOLUBEV (1991) stated that this name is the senior synonym for Phrynocephalus reticulatus Eichwald, 1831. Therefore he placed the junior name in the synonymy of the resurrected Phrynocephalus ocellatus (Lichtenstein In Eversmann, 1823). However, the name reticulatus has now been consistently used for more than one century by many authors, and should be protected (BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007).

Distribution: SMITH (1935) questions the record from Ladakh. SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008 also state that records from the Fergana Valley and from Kashmir are erroneous. Not in Afghanistan fide Wagner et al. 2017.

NCBI taxon ID: 1585972 [bannikovi] 
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