Phrynocephalus maculatus Anderson, 1872,

Šmíd, Jiří, Moravec, Jiří, Kodym, Petr, Kratochvíl, Lukáš, Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian, Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar & Frynta, Daniel, 2014, Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran, Zootaxa 3855 (1), pp. 1-97: 10-11

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3855.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4929114

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scientific name

Phrynocephalus maculatus Anderson, 1872
status

 

Phrynocephalus maculatus Anderson, 1872 

HOLOTYPE. ZSI 4825. 

TYPE LOCALITY. Awada, Shiraz, Persia; a misprint corrected to Abádeh, Fars Prov., by Blanford (1876).

DISTRIBUTION. E Arabian Peninsula ( Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE) through Iraq to Iran, S Turkmenistan, S Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Arabian populations are recognized as a distinct subspecies, P. m. longicaudatus Haas.

DISTRIBUTION IN IRAN. Fig. 15View FIGURES 14–19. 14. Most of the central plateau to elevations up to 3000 m.

HABITAT. Flat deserts with rather hard-packed, sandy clay soils or gravel-strewn hammadas ( Minton 1966). Observed on a sun-dried mud by a salt lake.

REMARKS. Mountain massifs in the east ( Afghanistan, Pakistan) form natural boundaries confining P. maculatus  to the Iranian plateau. Since no other Phrynocephalus species  crosses the Zagros Mountains, the ranges of the nominotypical form east of the Zagros and P. m. longicaudatus in the west may also be disjunct. The latter taxon will probably prove to be specifically distinct ( Anderson 1999, p. 91).

REFERENCES. Anderson (1999, 2000); Khan (1999); Mozaffari & Parham (2007); Kazemi et al. (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Agamidae

Genus

Phrynocephalus