Uromastyx occidentalis MATEO, GENIEZ, LOPEZ-JURADO & BONS, 1999
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Uromastyx occidentalis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Uromastyx occidentalis MATEO, GENIEZ, LOPEZ-JURADO & BONS 1999|
Uromastyx occidentalis — WILMS 2007
Uromastyx occidentalis — WILMS et al. 2009
Type locality: Aagtel Agmumuit, between Yeloua and Mades (Adrar Souttouf, Western Sahara) (21° 52'N, 15° 31'W)
|Types||Holotype: ULPGC (also as DBULPGC) 5 collected by M. Hasi June 25th 1995. Paratype: E.B.D.29495|
|Diagnosis||Differential diagnosis: U. occidentalis is distinguished from U. thomasi and U. princeps by the longer tail; from the species of the U. ocellata group and U. macfadyeni by the arrangement of the annuli of the tail: last 8–21 forming a continuous scale row each (U. ocellata group and U. macfadyeni) vs. less than 7 whorls forming a continuous scale row in U. occidentalis; from the species of the U. acanthinura group by more scales around midbody (297–301 in U. occidentalis vs. 142–231 in the species of the U. acanthinura group). U. occidentalis is distinguished from U. aegyptia by lacking preanofemoral pores.|
|Comment||This species is known from only 2 specimens.|
|Etymology||The specific name occidentalis (Latin) refers to the western distribution of this species.|
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