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Distribution
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Continent: Asia
Distribution: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Type locality: Ceylon
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Ceratophora
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The twirler moth genus invalidly described by Heinemann in or around 1870 has been synonymized with Brachmia. Ceratophora was also an emendation for the dinoflagellate genus Ceratophorus (now Neoceratium) and the heteropod genus Cerophora (now Firoloida).

Ceratophora is a genus of agamid lizards found in Sri Lanka. The male has a horn on its snout.

Description

The tympanum is hidden, and the body is more or less laterally compressed, and covered with unequal scales. No dorsal crest is present; and a nuchal crest can be present or absent. No gular sac or gular fold is present. A large rostral appendage occurs, at least in the males. No femoral or preanal pores are found.[2]

Species

The following species are recognized as being valid.[3][4]

Key to selected species

  • a. Gular scales larger than the ventrals, smooth; lateral scales large, unequal; rostral appendage scaleless.....C. stoddartii
  • b. Gular scales larger than the ventrals, feebly keeled; lateral scales large, equal; rostral appendage scaly .....C. tennentii
  • c. Gular scales smaller than the ventrals, strongly keeled; lateral scales small; rostral appendage scaly ...........C. aspera[2]

References

  1. ^ Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K. 1998. A revision of the endemic Sri Lankan agamid lizard genus Ceratophora Gray, 1835, with description of two new species. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 3 (1): 1-50.
  2. ^ a b Boulenger GA. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Genus Ceratophora, p. 118).
  3. ^ "Ceratophora ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  4. ^ "Ceratophora ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Iguania/agamidae.

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Ceratophora: Brief Summary
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The twirler moth genus invalidly described by Heinemann in or around 1870 has been synonymized with Brachmia. Ceratophora was also an emendation for the dinoflagellate genus Ceratophorus (now Neoceratium) and the heteropod genus Cerophora (now Firoloida).

Ceratophora is a genus of agamid lizards found in Sri Lanka. The male has a horn on its snout.

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