Dahu ZOU,Fang YAN,Ke JIANG,et al.Discovery of Female Laudakia papenfussi Zhao, 1998, with Insights into its Phylogenetic Relationships[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2016,7(2):122-130.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150047]
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Discovery of Female Laudakia papenfussi Zhao, 1998, with Insights into its Phylogenetic Relationships
Dahu ZOU1 2 3# Fang YAN3# Ke JIANG3 Jing CHE3 Robert W. MURPHY3 4 Theodore J. PAPENFUSS5 Shuangquan DUAN1* and Song HUANG2*
1 School of Sciences, Tibet University, Lhasa 850000, China
2 College of Life and Environment Sciences, Huangshan University, Huangshan 245041, Anhui, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China
4 Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S2C6, Canada
5 Department of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Papenfuss’ Rock Agama Tibetan Plateau morphology phylogeny
The sole voucher of Papenfuss’ Rock Agama, Laudakia papenfussi (CIB 775001), an adult male, wascollected from Zanda, Tibet, China on July 1, 1976 and described in 1998. No information on this species appearedsince its description. In September 2014, we collected one female and six males at the type locality. Based on theoriginal description and these newly collected specimens, we re-describe this species. Principal components analysisbased on 33 morphological characteristics clearly diagnose L. papenfussi from closely related species. One way ANOVAtest shows significant differences among four Tibetan rock agamas for 9 characters at 95% significant level, and 8characters at 99% significant level. Molecular analyses recover three main clades in Laudakia. The four Tibetan rockagamas place into two geographical groups: Yarlung Zangbo group (L. sacra and L. wui) and the Himalayan group (L.tuberculata and L. papenfussi).


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