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Trapelus agnetae (WERNER, 1929)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAgama agnetae WERNER 1929: 239 (fide WETTSTEIN 1951)
Agama pallidus haasi WERNER 1971
Trapelus pallidus agnetae — DISI et al. 2004
Trapelus pallidus agnetae — MODRY et al. 2004
Trapelus pallidus agnetae — SINDACO et al. 2006
Trapelus pallidus agnetae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Trapelus pallida haasi — AL-QURAN 2009
Trapelus agnetae — WAGNER et al. 2011
Trapelus pallidus haasi — AL-SHAMMARI 2012
Agama (Trapelus) pallidus hassi — AL-SADOON et al. 2016 (in error) 
DistributionIsrael, Jordan, Iraq?

Type locality: “Umgebung von Bir Molusi (Ka'ra) auf der Route der ehemaligen Wüstenpost, ungefähr halbwegs zwischen Damaskus und Bagdad.”

haasi: Jordan, Iraq; N Saudi Arabia, Kuwait; Terra typica: Azraq in Transjordan.  
TypesHolotype: NMW 23349 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Small to medium sized member of the genus. Head longer than broad, limbs relatively long. Gular pouch absent. Ear opening longer than high, bordered by a row of spiny scales. Scales on dorsal surface of lower leg and basis of tail heterogeneous. Differs from T. pallidus in having a fringe of three to four distinct spines situated on the upper edge of the ear opening. Dorsal scales small, equal in size, forming a matrix with intermixed larger scales. Ventral scales usually smooth. 
  • Al-Quran, S. 2009. The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6 (4): 385-391 [this journal has a dubious record, see]
  • Al-Sadoon, Mohammed K., Bilal Ahmad Paray, Hamad S. Al-Otaibi 2016. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. V. The lizard fauna of Turaif region. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.04.005 - get paper here
  • Al-Shammari, Ahmed M. 2012. Additional Records of Lizards in Ha'il Province, Saudi Arabia. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 287-291 - get paper here
  • Disi, Ahmad M., Zuhair S. Amr and Harald Martens 2004. On a collection of amphibians and reptiles made by J. Klapperich in Jordan. Herpetozoa 16 (3/4):141-150 - 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
  • Modrý, P., Rifai, L., Abu Baker, M. & Amr, Z. 2004. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Denisia 14 (Neue Serie 2): 407-420 - get paper here
  • Pola, L., Hejduk, V., Winkelhöfer, T., Zíka, A., Baker, M. A. A., & Amr, Z. S. 2020. Recent Observations on Amphibians and Reptiles in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan Journal of Natural History, 7: 11-29 - get paper here
  • Scholz, S. et al. 2020. Fields Trughornviper (Pseudocerastes fieldi) - Beobachtungen im Lebensraum und bei der Fortpflanzung im Terrarium. Elaphe 2020 (3): 68-77
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Serra, G. & Menegon, M. 2006. New data on the Syrian herpetofauna with a newly-recorded species of snake. Zoology of the Middle-East 37: 29-38 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • WAGNER, PHILIPP; JANE MELVILLE, THOMAS M. WILMS and ANDREAS SCHMITZ 2011. Opening a box of cryptic taxa – the first review of the North African desert lizards in the Trapelus mutabilis Merrem, 1820 complex (Squamata: Agamidae) with descriptions of new taxa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 884–912 - get paper here
  • Werner, Franz 1929. Zool. Anz. 81: 329
  • Werner, Y. L. 1971. Lizards and snakes from Transjordan, recently acquired by the British Museum (Natural Hisrory). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology21: 213-256. - get paper here
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