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Cophotis

Taubagamen


Cophotis ceylanica PETERS, 1861

Ceylonesische Taubagame / Baumagame / Ceylon Deaf Agama

KÄSTLE, W. (1966): Beobachtungen an ceylonesischen Taubagamen (Cophotis ceylanica). - Salamandra, Frankfurt/Main, 2: 78-87. (1660)

LAURENS, B. (1988): De dove agame van Ceylon (Cophotis ceylanica). - Lacerta, 46 (9): 134. (1539)

KARUNARATHNA. D.M.S.S. & A.A.T. AMARASINGHE (2008): Beobachtung einer Dickschnabelkrähe (Aves: Corvidae) beim Erbeuten von Ceylon-Taubagamen, Cophotis ceylanica (Reptilia: Agamidae), im Horton Plains Nationalpark auf Sri Lanka. – Sauria, Berlin, 30 (4): 59-62.

MOHR, H. & J. CABRERA (2013): Cophotis ceylanica – Biologie, Haltung und Nachzucht der Ceylonesischen Taubagame. – TERRARIA/elaphe, 6/2013: 58.

PALIHAWARDANA, A. (1998): An ecological study of the Cophotis ceylanica. – In: De Silva, A. (ed.): Biology and conservation of the amphibians, reptiles und their habitats in South Asia. 253-260. ARROS.

PETERS, W.C.H. (1861): On a new genus of lizards from Ceylon. - Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., 1861: 419-420.

PETERS, W. (1861): Eine neue Gattung (sic) von Eidechsen, Cophotis ceylanica, aus Ceylon vor. – Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, (1861 Dec.), 1103-1105.

SCHLEICH, H.-H. & W. KÄSTLE (1979): Hautstrukturen als Kletteranpassungen bei Chamaeleo und Cophotis. – Salamandra, Frankfurt/Main, 15 (2): 95-100. (01.056)

SILVA, A. De, BAUER, A.M., GOONEWARDENE, S., DRAKE, J., NATHANAEL, S., CHANDRARATNE, W.P.R. & S.A.U.S. SOMATHILAKA (2005): Status of the agamids in the Knuckles Massif with special reference to Calotes liocephalus Günther, 1872 and Cophoptis ceylanica Peters, 1861. – Lyriocephalus, 6: 43-71.

TOMEY, W.A. (1982): Seltene Baumagame Cophotis ceylanica. - Das Aquarium, 160: 549-552. (1456)

TYRON, B.W. (1977): Notes on the reproduction of the lizard Cophotis ceylanica. – British Journal of Herpetology, 5: 845-847.


Cophotis dumbara SAMARAWICKRAMA, RANAWANA, RAJAPAKSHA, ANANJEVA, ORLOV, RANASINGHE & SAMARAWICKRAMA, 2006


BARTS, M. & A. KWET (2007): Wettlauf um eine neue Baumagame – Cophotis dumbara oder Cophotis dumbarae? – Draco, Münster, 8 (2):91-92.

HALLERMANN, J. & W. BÖHME (2007): On the validity of two recently described species of the endemic Sri Lankan genus Cophotis PETERS, 1861 (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Knuckles Forest Range. – Salamandra, Rheinbach, 43 (3): 187-190.

HALLERMANN, J. & W: BÖHME (2007): Zur Validität von zwei kürzlich beschriebenen Arten der in Sri Lanka endemischen Gattung Cophotis PETERS, 1861 (Squamata: Agamidae) aus der Knuckles Forest Range. – Der Salamander, Rheinbach, 3 (3): 187-190.

Zusammenfassung:
Die Beschreibungen von zwei kürzlich entdeckten und unabhängig voneinander beschriebenen Arten von Cophotis PETERS, 1861, nämlich C. dumbara SAMARAWICKRAMA, RANASWANA, RAJAPAKSHA, ANANJEVA, ORLOV, RANASINGHE & SAMARAWICKRAMA, 2006 und C. dumbarae MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, DE SILVA & AMARASINGHE, 2006 wurden miteinander verglichen. Dabei zeigte sich, dass die beiden eng sympatrischen nominellen Taxa synonym sind. Cophotis dumbara hat Priorität vor C. dumbarae. Aus beiden Beschreibungen wird eine synthetische Diagnose für C. dumbara erarbeitet, die die Art von der einzigen anderen Art von Cophotis, C. ceylanica, abgrenzt.

MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, K., SILVA, A. de & T. AMARASINGHE (2006): Description of a second species of Cophotis (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the highlands of Sri Lanka. – Lyriocephalus, 6 (1): 1-8.

Abstract:
The endemic ovoviviparous Sri Lankan lizard genus Cophotis has hitherto been considered to comprise only a single species, C. ceylanica Peters, 1861, restricted to tropical montane cloud forests at elevations above ~1,700 m in the southern part of Sri Lanka´s central highlands. Here we describe a second species, Cophotis dumbarae, from an elevation of ~1,400 m in the Dumbara (= Knuckles) Hills, to the north of the central mountains, and separated from them by the Mahweli River valley (~500 m elevation). The new species is distinguished from C. ceylanica by having a greater mid-ventral scale copunt (111-120 [n=3], vs. 74-90 [n=6] in C. ceylanica); non-carinate, granular (vs. carinate, imbricata) mid-gular scales; smoothly carinate, obtuse (vs. strongly carinate, acuminate) chest scales; triangular (vs. pointed) ventral scales; and a lesss well-developed (vs. well developed) gulare sac. Both species reach approximately the same size (65.2 mm SVL in C. ceylanica, 60.0 mm SVL in C. dumbarae), and do not appear to differ significantly in mensural characters.

SAMARAWICKRAMA, V.A.M.P.K., RANAWANA, K.B., RAJAPAKSHA, D.R.N.S., ANANJEVA, N.B., ORLOV, N.L., RANASINGHE, J.M.A.S, & V.A.P. SAMARAWICKWAMA (2006): A new species of the genus Cophotis (Squamata: Agamidae) from Sri Lanka. – Russian Journal of Herpetology, 13 (3): 207-214.

Abstract:
A new species of the genus Cophotis from Sri Lanka is described. Summary of phylogenetic studies of the position of the genus Cophotis within Draconinae subfamiliy is provided. Distribution of both species of the genus Cophotis in Sri Lanka is shown.

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