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Literatur und Schriften


MACEY, J.R., SCHULTE, J.A., FONG, J.J., DAS, I. & T.J. PAPENFUSS (2006): The complete mitochondrial genome of an agamid lizard from the Afro-Asian subfamily agaminae and the phylogenetic position of Bufoniceps and Xenagama. – Molec. Phylogen. Evol., Orlandop, 39: 881-886.

Bufoniceps laungwalaensis SHARMA, 1980

Rajasthan-Krötenkopfagame / Laungwala Long-headed Lizard

AGARWAL, I., MISTRY, V.K. & F. TILLACK (2008): Über die Rajasthan-Krötenkopfagame Bufoniceps laungwalaensis (SHARMA, 1978), ein Endemit aus der Wüste Thar. – Sauria, Berlin, 30 (4): 37-48.
Various aspects odf the ecology of the toad headed agama wewre studied in a dune field near the village of Sam, Rajasthan, India, providing insight into its natural environment and the threats it faces from anthropogenic activies. Data on morphology and a characterization of its habitst are provided.

ARNOLD, E.N. (1992): The Rajasthan toad-headed lizard, Phrynocephalus laungwalaensis (Reptilia: Agamidae), represents a new genus. – Journal of Herpetology, 26 (4): 467-472.

JOSHI, M. & S.K. DAS (2015): Notes on unusual behavioural ecology of Acanthodactylus cantoris feeding on Bufoniceps laungwalaensis. – Herpetology Notes, 8: 563-565.

Acanthodactylus cantoris feeding on Bufoniceps laungwalaensis in the interdunal area of barren sand dunes of Sam of the Desert National Park, Rajasthan is reported here. This reporting is unusual as A. cantoris is strictly insectivorous. The incidence is an evidence for interspecific feeding behaviour among lizards and supports the fact that A. cantoris is opportunistic and shows food preference, also in accordance with ‘prey-size threshold rule’.

SHARMA, R.C. (1978): A new species of Phrynocephalus Kaup (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Rajasthan Desert, India, with notes on ecology. – Bulletin of zthe Zoological Surtvey of India, 1 (3): 291-294.

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