Friday, July 8, 2016

[Herpetology • 2013] Pseudocalotes andamanensis • Rediscovery of Calotes andamanensis Boulenger, 1891, from the Andaman Islands (India), and Assessment of its Generic Allocation




The little known draconine agamid lizard Calotes andamanensis Boulenger, 1891, was rediscovered from the Andaman Islands (India). The authors present morphometric and meristic data from six specimens originating from three islands of the Andaman Archipelago, and thereby add information to the description of the type specimen. The lizard's external morphology suggests that its generic assignment to Calotes in its present definition can-not be maintained and that this species should better be included in the genus Pseudocalotes.

Key words:  reptilia, squamata,  sauria,  Agamidae, CalotesPseudocalotes andamanensis, lizard, systematics, taxonomy, Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, India, Indo-China



Harikrishnan Surendran and Karthikeyan Vasudevan. 2013. Rediscovery of Calotes andamanensis Boulenger, 1891, and Assessment of its Generic Allocation.
Herpetozoa. 26(1/2):3-13.


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