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Pseudotrapelus dhofarensis MELNIKOV & PIERSON, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPseudotrapelus dhofarensis MELNIKOV & PIERSON 2012 
DistributionS Oman

Type locality: Jabal Samhan, Dhofar, Oman.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26531 (TJP 30386), adult male collected by Theodore J. Papenfuss and Todd Pierson on 1 July 2011 (Fig. 3). Paratypes. CAS 227580 (TJP 28513), CAS 227581 (TJP 28515), MVZ 242743 (TJP 28514); CAS 227583 (TJP 28517); CAS 227593 (TJP 28536); CAS 227594 (TJP 28537), MVZ 242744 (TJP 28538) – all adults: five males, two females. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large and robust species of Pseudotrapelus with the 3rd toe much longer than the 4th, 11 – 13 lamellae under the 4th toe, 6 – 8 well developed precloacal pores in males (the two central pores are larger in size and closer to the cloaca), 13 – 16 lower labial scales, and no enlarged scales in the occipital area of the head and dorsum.
CommentDistribution: see map in TAMAR et al. 2016: Fig. 1, Tamar et al. 2019: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyThis species is named after the place where type specimens were collected – the Dhofar Governorate of Oman. 
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • Gebhart, J. 2013. Oman, quer durch`s Weihrauchland - ein Reisetagebuch. L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [8]: 142-159 - get paper here
  • GROSSMANN, W. 2016. The Portrait: Pseudotrapelus dhofarensis Melnikov & Pierson, 2012. Sauria 38 (1): 3 - 14 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Liste der im Jahr 2013 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Melnikov D. and Pierson T. 2012. A new species of Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae, Sauria) from Dhofar, Oman. Current Studies in Herpetology 12 (3/4): 143 – 151
  • 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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