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Phrynocephalus rossikowi NIKOLSKY, 1898

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesPhrynocephalus rossikowi rossikowi NIKOLSKY 1898
Phrynocephalus rossikowi shammakowi SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1979 
Common NamesE: Uzbekistan Toadhead Agama 
SynonymPhrynocephalus rossikowi NIKOLSKY 1898: 286
Phrynocephalus rossikowi var. Relictus NIKOLSKY 1915
Phrynocephalus rossikowi — WERMUTH 1967: 88
Phrynocephalus rossikowi — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Phrynocephalus (Phrynocephalus) rossikowi — BARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007
Phrynocephalus rossikowi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Phrynocephalus rossikowi shammakowi SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1979
Phrynocephalus rossikowi shammakowi — ANANJEVA et al. 2006 
DistributionC Asia (Kisyl-kum desert), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Type locality: Kara Kalpakiya, Uzbekistan  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 9112.
Holotype: NMNHU Re 11 (given as IZANU by Barabanov & Ananjeva 2007) [shammakowi] 
CommentBARABANOV & ANANJEVA 2007 list shammakowi as a synonym of rossikowi. 
EtymologyNamed after Konstantin Nikolaevich Rossikow (often Rossikov) (b. 1854), a zoologist, ichthyologist, arachnologist, and "zoographer." He graduated from the University of St. Petersburg and traveled in the Northern Caucasus region (1890), where he mentioned seeing "multi-colored" vipers. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Golubev,M.L., Manilo,V.V. & Tokar,,A.A. 1994. Geographic variability of Phrynocephalus rossikowi Nik. (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Turkmenistan and adjacent regions [including karyotype]. In: Fet.,V. & Atamuradov,K.I. (eds.): Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan, p. 351-364. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. - 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
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1898. Dwa nowych wida jasceric iz Rossii [On two new lizards from Russia; in Russian and Latin]. Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg 3: 284-288 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Szczerbak, N.N. & Golubev, M.L. 1979. The new subspecies of the toad-headed agama — Phrynocephalus rossikowi shammakowi ssp. n. (Reptilia, Sauria, Agamidae) from the central region of the Kara Kum Desert. [in Russian with English summary] Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 6: 81–82
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