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Distribution

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Continent: Asia
Distribution: India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh)
Type locality: Hills near Harmatti (= Dafla Hills, Assam, fide SMITH 1935).
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Pseudocalotes austeniana

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Pseudocalotes austeniana, commonly known as the Abor Hills agama[1] or Annandale's dragon,[2] is a rare species of agamid lizard endemic to Asia.

Etymology

The specific name, austeniana, is in honor of English topographer Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen.[2]

Geographic range

P. austeniana is found in Bhutan and India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh).[1]

Type locality: "Hills near Harmatti, Assam"[3] (= Dafla Hills, Assam, fide M.A. Smith 1935).[1]

Rediscovery

This species was previously known only from its holotype, but was rediscovered in 2006 at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Pseudocalotes austeniana ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ a b Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Mictopholis austeniana, p. 13).
  3. ^ Annandale N. 1908. Description of a new Species of Lizard of the Genus Salea from Assam. Rec. Indian Mus. 2: 37-38. (Salea austeniana, new species).
  4. ^ Athreya R. 2006. Eaglenest Biodiversity Project − I (2003–2006): A report submitted to the Forest Department of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, India, and the Rufford-Maurice-Laing Foundation (UK). Kaati Trust, Pune. Conservation Resources for Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary, p. 54. Archived 2010-06-02 at the Wayback Machine.

Further reading

  • Smith MA. 1935. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Mictopholis, new genus, p. 149; Mictopholis austeniana, new combination, p. 165, Figure 50).


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Pseudocalotes austeniana: Brief Summary

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Pseudocalotes austeniana, commonly known as the Abor Hills agama or Annandale's dragon, is a rare species of agamid lizard endemic to Asia.

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