Monday, January 7, 2013

[Herpetology • 2013] Calotes bachae • A new species of the genus Calotes Cuvier, 1817 (Squamata: Agamidae) from southern Vietnam

Calotes bachae
Hartmann, Nikolay  Poyarkov, Ihlow, Galoyan, Rödder & Böhme 2013

We describe a new species of the agamid genus Calotes Cuvier, 1817 from southern Vietnam, which is most similar to Calotes mystaceus Duméril & Bibron, 1837, but can be distinguished from the latter and its other congeners by genetic and morphological differences. We discuss the current distribution of the new species and its sister species C. mystaceus in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Key words: Squamata, Agamidae, Calotes sp. nov., Calotes mystaceus, taxonomy, Vietnam, COI, multivariate morphometric analysis

Calotes bachae and its sister species C. mystaceus

Hartmann, Timo, Peter Geissler, Nikolay A. J. Poyarkov, Flora Ihlow, Eduard A. Galoyan, Dennis Rödder & Wolfgang Böhme. 2013. A new species of the genus Calotes Cuvier, 1817 (Squamata: Agamidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa. 3599(3): 246–260.