Tuesday, November 29, 2011

[Herpetology • 1991] กิ้งก่าภูวัว | Mantheyus (Ptyctolaemus) phuwaunensis (Manthey and Nabhitabhata, 1991) • The agamid lizard from Thailand and Laos represents a new genus

Mantheyus (Ptyctolaemus) phuwaunensis
(Manthey and Nabhitabhata, 1991)

New material of Ptyctohaemus phuwuanensis is described. This rock-dwelling agarnid from Thailand and Laos differs from all other draconines including Ptyctolaemus gularis (the type species of the genus) by having femoral pores, and from all other agamids by having the combination of femoral pores and haired skin sense organs. The taxon is described here as a new genus.
Key Words: Agamidae, Draconinae, Ptyctolaemus, Thailand, Laos, femoral pores, new genus

Etymology: The genus Mantheyus is named after Ulrich Manthey for his contributions to Southeast Asian herpetology. The specific epithet is derived from the name of the type locality.

Distribution: NE Thailand, WC Laos
Type locality: Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary, Nong Khai Province, Nong Dem Subdistrict, Bung Khan District, Thailand, 18°15' N, 103°58' E, 200-380 m elevation.

Manthey, U. and J. Nabhitabhata, 1991. Eine neue Agame Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis sp.n. (Sauria: Agamidae) aus Nordost-Thailand. Sauria. 13(4): 3-6 pp.
Ananjeva, N.B. and B.L. Stuart, 2001. The agamid lizard Ptyctolaemus phuwuanensis Manthey and Nabhitabhata, 1991 from Thailand and Laos represents a new genus. Russian Journal Herpetology. 8(3): 165-170 pp. http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/zoology/pdf/Ananjeva_Stuart_2001v2.pdf

Species: Mantheyus phuwaunensis from Siamensis.org Species Index: