On the Type Specimens of Trapelus ruderatus (Olivier, 1804) and Some Nomenclatural Problems on Trapelus Cuvier, 1816 (Agamidae, Sauria)

Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva, Patrick David, Andrei Barabanov, Alain Dubois


The nomenclatural status of the name-bearing types of the taxon Agama ruderata Olivier, 1804 is analyzed on the basis of the original publication and of the available material in agreement with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. In order to resolve some problems of nomenclature and avoid further complications that arise in the interpretation of the taxonomic status of various forms of genus Trapelus in molecular phylogenetic studies, we designate the holotype of Agama lessonae De Filippi 1865 as the neotype of A. ruderata Olivier, 1804 (now Trapelus ruderatus) to stabilize the taxonomy. The nomenclatural action of Rastegar-Pouyani (2000), related to the type locality of Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1804), is discussed.


Squamata; Acrodonta; Agamidae; Trapelus ruderatus; neotype; Trapelus agilis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2013-20-3-197-202


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