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Title: Taxonomic review and morphometric description of Bronchocela cristatella (Kuhl, 1820)(Squamata: Agamidae) with notes on other species in the genus
Authors: Diong, Cheong Hoong
Lim, Shirley S. L.
Keywords: Agamidae
Taxonomy
Bronchocela cristatella
Calotes
Distribution
Morphometrics
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Diong, C. H., & Lim, S. S. L. (1998). Taxonomic review and morphometric description of Bronchocela cristatella (Kuhl, 1820)(Squamata: Agamidae) with notes on other species in the genus. The Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, 46(2), 345-359.
Abstract: The agamid genus Bronchocela is represented by seven species distributed in the southeastern corner of South Asia, the Sundaland, the Lesser SundaIslands, Sulawesi, Philippines, and the Moluccan islands and northwest New-Guinea east of the Lydekker's Line. The taxonomic status of Bronchocela cristatella, once considered a member of the speciose genus Calotes, is reviewed. Egg shape and the ratio of tail length to snout-vent length are two characters that are useful to delimit the genus Bronchocela from other agamid genera allied to it. Of 10 morphometric variables studied in 32 museum specimens, tail length (TL) and snout-vent length (SVL) were the main variables which accounted for body size and shape variation respectively. No sexual dimorphism for body size and shape was detected. Bronchocela cristatella, like other members in the genus, has the longest tail among arboreal agamids. A diagnosis for the species is proposed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/16779
ISSN: 0217-2445 (print)
2345-7600 (online)
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