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Trapelus schmitzi WAGNER & BÖHME, 2006

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Schmitz’ Agama 
SynonymTrapelus schmitzi WAGNER & BÖHME 2006
Trapelus schmitzi — BÖHME 2014: 128 
DistributionChad, Algeria, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat)

Type locality: Guelta Archei, Ennedi Mountains, Chad  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 2590; leg. G. Niethammer, April 1954. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Asmall species of Trapelus, with a short and thick head, a dark throat and a homogenous, smooth to feebly keeled dorsal scalation intermixed with a few larger keeled scales of the same shape. Scalation of hindlimb homogenous. The new species differs from all described African taxa of the genus by its body proportions, a short tail, its dorsal scalation and the uniformly dark-coloured
throat. Fore a more detailed diagnosis see WAGNER & BÖHME (2006). 
EtymologyNamed after Andreas Schmitz, German herpetologist currently working at the Muséum d ́Histoire Naturelle, Genève, Switzerland. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Wagner, P. & Böhme, W. 2006. A new species of the genus Trapelus Cuvier, 1816 (Squamata: Agamidae) from arid central Africa. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 55 (2): 81-87 - 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
  • Wagner, Philipp; Thomas Wilms; Andreas Schmitz; 2008. A second specimen of Trapelus schmitzi WAGNER & BÖHME 2007 (Sauria: Agamidae) and the first record from Algeria. Revue suisse de Zoologie 115 (3): 491-495 - get paper here
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