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Trapelus tournevillei (LATASTE, 1880)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sahara Agama 
SynonymAgama tournevillei LATASTE 1880: 325
Agama tournevillii — BOULENGER 1885: 340
Agama tournevillei — WERMUTH 1967: 25
Trapelus tournevillei — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 295
Trapelus tournevillei — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Trapelus tournevillei — WAGNER et al. 2011 
DistributionAlgeria (Sahara), S Tunisia

Type locality: Ouargla, Algérie.  
TypesHolotype: unlocated; not in MNHN fide I. Ineich (pers. comm., 21 May 2019), not in BMNH fide Brygoo 1988. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized, slender Trapelus with large gular pouch. Head longer than in other African Trapelus species. Dorsal scales equal in size, strongly keeled but not mucronate, no intermixed larger scales. 
CommentListed with a question mark by WERMUTH 1967 who also cited Lataste’s work as being published in vol. 2 of “Le Naturaliste”, but valid after P. Wagner et al. 2011. 
EtymologyNamed after the French herpetologist A. Tourneville. 
  • Barts, M. 2002. Weitere Daten zur Lebensweise von Trapelus tournevillei (LATASTE 1880) (Sauria: Agamidae). Sauria 24 (2): 19-22 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1919. Sur l’Agama tournevillei Lataste, du Sahara Algérien. Bull. Soc. Zool. France (PARIS) 44: 112 - get paper here
  • Joger,U. & Bischoff, W. 1989. Erste Ergebnisse einer herpetologischen Forschungsreise nach Nordwest-Afrika. Tier und Museum 4 (1): 99-106
  • Lataste, F. 1880. Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d’Algérie. Le Naturaliste 1:299, 306—307, 325 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 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
  • Werner, F. 1894. Zweiter Beitrag zur Herpetologie von Ost-Algerien. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 44: 75-87 - get paper here
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