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Phrynocephalus roborowskii BEDRIAGA, 1906

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Roborowski's Toadhead Agama 
SynonymPhrynocephalus vlangalii var. roborowskii BEDRIAGA 1906: 172
Phrynocephalus vlangalii var. roborowskii — BEDRIAGA 1909: 474
Phrynocephalus vlangalii — WERMUTH 1967: 91
Phrynocephalus roborowskii — PETERS 1984: 46
Phrynocephalus roborowskii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) roborowskii — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus roborowskii — MILTO & BARABANOV 2012: 166
Phrynocephalus roborowskii — MACEY et al. 2018 
DistributionNW China (Qinghai; “Tsaidam” = Chaidamu/Tshaidam area) in Uighur/Xinjiang)

Type locality: “Provinz Zaidam” (fide WERMUTH 1967).  
TypesLectotype: ZISP 7060 (designated by Peters, 1984: 46) 
CommentThe name “Phrynocephalus roborowskii” was first published by Przewalski (1888: 165, 223, 298, 399, and 420) without a diagnosis and was therefore a nomen nudum then. This name became available only with the publication by Bedriaga (“1905” 1906a: 172) who provided the formal description. 
  • 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
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Bedriaga, J. von 1907. Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N. M. Przewalski nach Central-Asien unternommenen Reisen.Zoologischer Theil, Amphibien und Reptilien, Band 3, Abt. 1, Lieferung 2: Lacertilia (Gekkonidae, Agamidae). Kaiserl. Akad. Wissensch., St. Petersburg, pages 71-278
  • Bedriaga, J.V. 1909. Amphibien und Reptilien. In: Wissenschaftliche Resultate der Reisen N.M. Przewalskijs durch Zentralasien. Zoologische Teil. Band 3. Part 1. Lacertilia. (in Russian). Sankt-Petersburg, Vol 3 (1) 3: 73-102, 367
  • Bedriaga, JACQUES VON 1907. Verzeichnis der von der Central-Asiatischen Expedition unter Stabs-Kapitän W. Roborowski in den Jahren 1893-1895 gesammelten Reptilien. Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Petersbourg, 10 (3-4): 159-200 [1905] - 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
  • 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
  • Peters G 1984. Die Krötenkopfagamen Zentralasiens (Agamidae: Phrynocephalus). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 60(1): 23-67
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