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Pseudotrapelus aqabensis MELNIKOV, NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & DISI, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPseudotrapelus aqabensis MELNIKOV, NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & DISI 2012
Pseudotrapelus aqabensis — MEIRI et al. 2019 
DistributionS Jordan, Egypt (Sinai), Israel, possibly NW Saudi Arabia.

Type locality. Al Aqabah, southern Jordan.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26382 (Fig. 2), adult male collected by Daniel Melnikov and Roman Nazarov 21.10.2008. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Slender species of Pseudotrapelus with 3rd toe much longer than 4th, four well developed separated preanal pores in males and no enlarged scales in the occipital area.
CommentDNA Barcode: holotype. BOLD (http://www. sequence ID ZISP G070-09, process ID BM625-04.

Distribution: see map in TAMAR et al. 2016: Fig. 1, Tamar et al. 2019: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyNamed after the place where new species was found — Aqaba. 
  • Dhar, Bishal; Mohua Chakraborty, Madhurima Chakraborty,<br />Sorokhaibam Malvika, N. Neelima Devi, Abdulhadi A. Aloufi,<br />Subrata Trivedi, and Sankar K. Ghosh 2020. Molecular Identification of Reptiles from Tabuk Region of Saudi Arabia Through DNA Barcoding: A Case Study. In: S. Trivedi et al. (eds.), DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogeny. Springer Nature, p. 253 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Amos Belmaker, Daniel Berkowic, Kesem Kazes, Erez Maza, Guy Bar-Oz and Roi Dor 2019. A checklist of Israeli land vertebrates. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution - get paper here
  • Melnikov D.A., Melnikova E.N., Milto K.D., Ananjeva N.B. 2014. On an occurrence of Pseudotrapelus aqabensis Melnikov, Nazarov, Ananjeva et Disi, 2012 in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (1/2): 27–31 - get paper here
  • Melnikov, Daniel; Roman Nazarov, Natalia Ananjeva, Ahmad Disi 2012. A New Species of Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae, Sauria) from Aqaba, Southern Jordan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 143-154 - get paper here
  • Milto, Konstantin D. 2017. New Records of Reptiles on the Red Sea Coast, Egypt, with Notes on Zoogeography. Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (1): 11-21 - get paper here
  • Tamar, K., Chirio, L., Shobrak, M., Busais, S. & Carranza, S. 2019. Using multilocus approach to uncover cryptic diversity within Pseudotrapelus lizards from Saudi Arabia. Saudi J. Biol. Sci. (2019). doi: - get paper here
  • Tamar, Karin; Sebastian Scholz, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, Shai Meiri, Andreas Schmitz, Thomas Wilms, Salvador Carranza 2016. Evolution around the Red Sea: Systematics and biogeography of the agamid genus Pseudotrapelus (Squamata: Agamidae) from North Africa and Arabia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97 (2016) 55–68 - get paper here
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