Natalia B. ANANJEVA,Nikolay L. ORLOV and Tao Thien NGUYEN.A New Species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia: Reptilia) from Central Highland, Vietnam[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2017,8(1):14-21.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160031]
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A New Species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia: Reptilia) from Central Highland, Vietnam
Natalia B. ANANJEVA1* Nikolay L. ORLOV1 and Tao Thien NGUYEN2
1 Department of Herpetology, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
2 Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Agamidae Japalura taxonomy Vietnam description of a new species distribution
A new species of the agamid genus Japalura is described based on three specimens from southern part of Central Vietnam. It is distinguished from remaining congeners by the following combination of characters: adult size (SVL females 68–69 mm), tail length/SVL ratio 226%–239%, HW/SVL ratio 17%–18%; FLL/SVL ratio 41%–43%; HLL/SVL ratio 72%–73%; 7–9 supralabials, 7–9 infralabials, 54–56 middorsal scales, 20–22 lamellae under finger IV, 24–26 lamellae under toe IV, 1 scale between nasal and supralabials; tympanum concealed; absence of transverse gular fold. The geographical distribution of Japalura genus in general and of a new species in particular is discussed.


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