Trapelus savignii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1837)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trapelus savignii?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Agama savignii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 508|
Phrynopsis savignyi FITZINGER 1843: 80 (nom. subst.)
Agama savignyi — BARASH & HOOFIEN 1961: 103
Agama savignii — WERMUTH 1967: 23
Agama agilis AUDOUIN 1829 (fide Brygoo 1988)
Trapelus savignii — MACEY et al. 2000
Trapelus savignyi — MÜLLER 2001
Trapelus savignii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Trapelus savignyi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Trapelus savignii — MEIRI et al. 2019
|Distribution||Egypt (incl. Sinai), Israel|
Type locality: Egypte; restricted to El Arish, northern Sinai, Egypt, by neotype designation.
|Types||Neotype: ZFMK 77470, designated by WAGNER & CROCHET 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Medium-sized Trapelus [largest known voucher from Egypt SVL 123 mm (Anderson, 1898)] with an average ratio TL/SVL of 1.3. Gular pouch well developed. Dorsal scales relatively uniform with intermixed larger scales. Ventral scales keeled. Usually vertebral scales slightly larger than the scales on the flanks. Coloration uniformly sandy grey with five brown transverse bands, which are inter- rupted by a yellowish stripe and whitish lines on the body and a barred tail. Additionally two transverse bands are on the interorbital area. Adult males get a characteristic coloration under nuptial conditions: throat and flanks bright to violet blue, the flanks with interspersed white spots. Additionally, pregnant females have a special coloration, with dorsal bands becoming brick red (from Wagner et al. 2011: 904).|
|Comment||Synonymy after WERMUTH 1967.|
Distribution: see map in Kissling et al. 2016: Fig. 1. Not in Israel where it is replaced by P. agnetae.
|Etymology||Named after Marie Jules Cesar Lelorgne de Savigny (1778-1851), a zoologist and artist. He studied medicine, but turned to zoology.|