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Pseudocalotes dringi HALLERMANN & BÖHME, 2000

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dring’s False Garden Lizard 
SynonymPseudocalotes dringi HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2000
Pseudocalotes dringi — GRISMER 2011
Pseudocalotes dringi — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionWestern Malaysia (Gunung Tahan and Gunung Lawit)

Type locality: at Gunung Tahan, 6500-7200 ft (1981-2194 m) elevation, W-Malaysia.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1906.2.28.10, formerly regarded as a syntype of P. floweri. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Pseudocalotes with 48 to 52 scales around middle of body, 8 subralabials and 7 or 8 infralabials; dorsal and lateral scales rectangular, feebly keeled, and larger than ventrals; 20 scales under fourth finger, and 26 under fourth toe; head length less than twice its width. The species differs from Pseudocalotes brevipes (65-80), P. microlepis (65-72) and P. poilani(60) in having fewer scales around midbody. Pseudocalotes flavigula has 38- 40 scales around midbody, and much more scales under fourth finger (26-27) and fourth toe (31-32). Pseudocalotes tympanistriga and P. floweri have more upper and lower labials (10-13/9-11 in tympanistriga and 9-12/ 8-9 in floweri). The new species can be distinguished from P. floweri to which it was formerly referred, by the following characters: a relatively shorter head, fewer scales along canthus between nasal and supraciliaries (5 in contrast to 6 in P. floweri), more scales under fourth finger (16-19 in P. floweri) and bicarinate scales under the third toe. In Pseudocalotes floweri, as well as in P. brevipes, P. microlepis and P. poilani, the keels on the leading edge of the scales under third toe are greatly enlarged and blade-likewhile the keels of the trailing edge at the base are reduced or absent (é g. 3). Pseudocalotes saravacensis differs from the new species in having two long, flexible spinelike scales in the temporal region, P. poilani in having granular gular scales. 
EtymologyNamed after C.J.M. Dring who had first mentioned that the two specimens of the type series of P. floweri belong to different species. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - 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
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Sumarli, Alex X.; L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Mohd Abdul Muin and Evan S.H. Quah 2015. First report on the amphibians and reptiles of a remote mountain, Gunung Tebu in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Check List 11 (4): 1679 - get paper here
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