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Coryphophylax subcristatus is an agamid lizard found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It does not occur south of 7° 11' 58.94" N (as of Aug 2004).
Bay Islands Forest Lizard
Gonyocephalus subcristatus Blyth 1861
Coryphophylax maximiliani Fitzinger (in Steindachner) 1867
Tiaris humei Stolickzka 1873
Coryphophylax is an agamid genus endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a sister of the Southeast Asian Aphaniotis. Found in tropical wet forests, they are common in suitable habitats and shows variations across islands and are sexually dimorphic. The genus is absent on Great Nicobar Island, with its southern most occurrence on the Island of Kondul. The Tsunami of December 2004 may have affected island wise distributions in the Nicobar Islands of several species and also their gene-flow.
Coryphophylax subcristatus (Blyth, 1861)
Taxonomic history :
The species from the Andaman Islands was described by Edward Blyth as Tiaris subcristata in 1860 but technically published in 1861. This species was described by Fitzinger in Steindachner's publication of 1867 and as Tiaris humei by Stoliczka in 1873 and these names are considered junior synonyms but placed in the genus erected by Fitzinger. The closely related genus Aphaniotis (and the more distant Otocryptis) has a concealed tympanum while Gonocephalus has spines on the head or nape.
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- Coryphophylax subcristatus : reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Coryphophylax&species=subcristatus
- Coryphophylax brevicaudus : reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Coryphophylax&species=brevicaudus
1- Coryphophylax subcristatus
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2- Coryphophylax brevicaudus
Coryphophylax brevicaudus is a species of lizard of the family of Agamidae 1 .
Classification according to ReptileDB:
Binominal name :
Harikrishnan , Vasudevan , Chandramouli ,Choudhury , Dutta & Das , 2012
This species is endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar islands in India 1 .
The specific name brevicaudus comes from Latin brevis , short, and cauda , tail, referring to the aspect of this saurian 1 .
Original publication :
-Harikrishnan, Vasudevan, Chandramouli, Choudhury, Dutta & Das, 2012: A new species of Coryphophylax Fitzinger in: Steindachner, 1867 (Sauria: Iguania: Agamidae) from the Andaman Islands, India. Zootaxa, n o 3451, p. 31-45 .
Comb the forest dragon (Coryphophylax subcristatus)
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Poludrevesnye lizards that inhabit the tropical rainforest of the Andaman and Nicobar islands in India. Habitat types - Port Blair, Andaman Islands. Conduct daily activity. They eat a variety of invertebrates.
Comb the forest dragon - a relatively small agama, according to some adult males are not longer than 20 cm, of which about 2/3 of a tail. Females are slightly smaller. The body shape is characterized by small vertical flattening. Limbs are very long, thin. Hearing closed leathery hole diaphragm. Males have developed occipital and a small dorsal ridge extending to about the beginning of the second third of the tail. There is a pronounced gap between the ridges. In adult males present developed throat fold, no throat sac.
The coloration comb forest dragons dominated brown, green and olive tones. Limbs dark brown with lighter horizontal stripes. On the back are two parallel longitudinal lines on both sides of the ridge of gray color with a dark border. On the sides of light dots and short lines form an implicit pattern.
The status of the population is unknown. On the ecology of lizards known to very few. View requires further study.
Comb forest dragons are bisexual egg-laying species.
In the English-speaking community comb dragon tree ( C. subcristatus ) better known as " Bay Island Lizards ".
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