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Pseudotrapelus jensvindumi MELNIKOV, ANANJEVA & PAPENFUSS, 2013

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPseudotrapelus jensvindumi MELNIKOV, ANANJEVA & PAPENFUSS 2013
Pseudotrapelus jensvindumi — BURRIEL-CARRANZA et al. 2019 
DistributionNE Oman, United Arab Emirates

Type locality: Jebel al Akhdah, Qatana, Nizwa Wilayat, Oman.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 225340 (TJP-27641), adult male collected by Theodore J. Papenfuss on 21 May 2002 (Fig. 2 in MELNIKOV et al. 2013). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large, short-legged, grayish-brownish-olive (dark khaki) colored species of Pseudotrapelus with the 3rd toe much longer than the 4th, 14 lamellae under the 4th toe, 4 unseparated well developed precloacal pores in males, 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., Burriel-Carranza et al. 2019 (Appendix S1). 
EtymologyThis species is named in honor of Jens V. Vindum, Senior Collections Manager of the Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences for his great whole-life impact to managing of this collection. 
  • Burriel-Carranza B, Pedro Tarroso, Johannes Els, Andrew Gardner, Pritpal Soorae, Ahmed Ali Mohammed, Sai Ravi Krishna Tubati, Mohamed Mustafa Eltayeb, Junid Nazeer Shah, Héctor Tejero-Cicuéndez, Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Juan Manuel Pleguezuelos, Daniel F 2019. An integrative assessment of the diversity, phylogeny, distribution, and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles (Sauropsida, Squamata) of the United Arab Emirates. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216273 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Liste der im Jahr 2013 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Melnikov, D.A. and E.N. Melnikova 2013. Taxonomic diversity of the genus Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae; Sauria) and biogeography of Afro-Arabia. [in Russian, with English Abstract]. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 317 (4): 438–451
  • Melnikov, Daniel Andreevich; Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva, Theodore J. Papenfuss 2013. A New Species of Pseudotrapelus (Agamidae, Sauria) from Nizwa, Oman. Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (1): 79-84 - 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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