Agama lionotus var. dodomae Loveridge, 1923,

Conradie, Werner, Branch, William R. & Watson, Gillian, 2019, Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata), Zootaxa 4576 (1), pp. 1-45: 41

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4576.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0246FD5D-0A11-4E2F-9060-C95B173DD4AE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1D7C4D01-FFF9-FF90-BE8D-FABFFBB0A0E8

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scientific name

Agama lionotus var. dodomae Loveridge, 1923
status

 

Agama lionotus var. dodomae Loveridge, 1923 

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1923:943.

Current name: Agama lionotus dodomae Loveridge, 1923 

Paratype: PEM R5745View Materials (formerly MCZ R18570View Materials)  ; Mtali, Tanzania; A. Loveridge, 5 November 1921  .

Remarks. On page 944 Loveridge states ‘I now designate as types a male from Gwao’s, 10.x.21, and a female from Gwao’s, 3.x.22, which have been donated to the British Museum’. The description indicates that a total of 35 specimens from a few localities were collected and included in the description, but no mention is made to the type status of the remaining material. The online MCZ database indicates that T. Barbour donated a series of specimens labelled as paratypes to the MCZ. One of these was donated by Loveridge to Hewitt at the AMG. It is clear from the description that the material in MCZ should best be considered as non-type material.

PEM

Port Elizabeth Museum

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Agamidae

Genus

Agama