The Taxonomic Status of the Red-Banded Butterfly Lizard, Leiolepis rubritaeniata Mertens, 1961, with Distributional and Natural History Notes

Timo Hartmann, Sovath Sothanin, Markus Handschuh, Wolfgang Böhme

Abstract


In this paper, we argue for specific rank for Leiolepis rubritaeniata, formerly assigned as a subspecies to either L. belliana or to L. reevesii. In addition, we present a new country record of L. rubritaeniata for Cambodia, give first brief ecological information on this species and dismantle intraspecific trends of geographical variation in male flank coloration patterns.

Keywords


Squamata: Agamidae: Leiolepis rubritaeniata; Cambodia; new record; male color pattern; male-male interaction

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