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Pseudocalotes brevipes (WERNER, 1904)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Vietnam False Bloodsucker
Chinese: 短肢拟树蜥 
SynonymCalotes brevipes WERNER 1904: 462
Acanthosaura quinquicarinata FAN 1931
Calotes brevipes — MERTENS 1954: 185
Calotes brevipes — WERMUTH 1967: 35
Calotes breviceps — TIEDEMANN & HÄUPL 1980: 14 (in error)
Pseudocalotes brevipes — MOODY 1980: 302
Pseudocalotes brevipes — WELCH et al. 1990: 57
Calotes brevipes — ZHAO & ADLER 1993: 188
Pseudocalotes brevipes — DENZER et al. 1997: 320
Pseudocalotes brevipes — MACEY et al. 2000
Pseudocalotes brevipes — MANTHEY 2010 
DistributionS China (Guangxi), N Vietnam (Tonkin, Son La, Ha Giang)

Type locality: Tonkin, Vietnam (restricted to Man-Son Mts. by SMITH 1935)  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 1907.164 (designated by Hallermann 2000). Syntypes: ZMB 29664, Tongkin, leg. H. Fruhstorfer; BMNH 1946. 8. 11. 22; 
CommentSee comment in Zhao & Adler 1993 for discussion of priority issues. Acanthosaura fruhstorferi WERNER 1904 has been considered as a synonym of Pseudocalotes brevipes but has been relegated to Acanthosaura lepidogaster. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “pes, pedis” = foot. 
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  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Denzer, Wolfgang; Günther, Rainer; Manthey, Ulrich 1997. Annotated type catalogue of the Agamid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (former Zoological Museum Berlin). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 73 (2): 309-332 - get paper here
  • Gawor, A., C. T. Pham, T. Q. Nguyen, T. T. Nguyen, A. Schmitz & T. Ziegler 2016. The herpetofauna of the Bai Tu Long National Park, northeastern Vietnam. Salamandra 52 (1): 23-41 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J. 2000. The taxonomic status of Acanthosaura fruhstorferi Werner, 1904 and Calotes brevipes Werner, 1904 (Squamata: Agamidae). Mitt. Mus. Naturk. Berl., Zool. Reihe, 76 (1): 143-150 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J. & W. Böhme 2000. A review of the genus Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae), with description of a new species from West Malaysia. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (2): 193-210 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, Jakob and Jimmy A. McGuire 2001. A new species of Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from Bukit Larut, West Malaysia. Herpetologica 57 (3):255-265 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, Jakob; Nguyen Quang Truong, Nikolai Orlov, and Natalia Ananjeva 2010. A new species of the genus Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (1): 31-40 - 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
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  • Mertens, R. 1954. Über die javanische Eidechse Dendragama fruhstorferi und die Gattung Dendragama. Senckenbergiana 34 (4/6): 185-186
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  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
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