Contributions to Zoology, 85 (1) – 2016V. Deepak; Varad B. Giri; Mohammad Asif; Sushil Kumar Dutta; Raju Vyas; Amod M. Zambre; Harshal Bhosale; K. Praveen Karanth: Systematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species
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Key to species of Sitana Cuvier, 1829


(based on adult males)

 

 

1a.

Dewlap colouration in breeding males blue, iridescent white and orange

2

1b.

Dewlap in breeding male yellowish white with only a single blue line

3

2a.

Dewlap very large (extending over up to 56% of the trunk), with enlarged scales and strongly serrated margins; average SVL 50 mm; 65-69 ventral scales

Sitana visiri sp. nov.

2b.

Dewlap large (extending over up to 46% of the trunk), with strongly serrated margins, average SVL 40.5 mm, 64-76 ventral scales

Sitana ponticeriana

2c.

Dewlap large (extending over up to 33% of trunk), with enlarged scales and strongly serrated margins, average SVL 35 mm, 100-108 ventral scales

Sitana devakai

2d.

Dewlap of medium size (extending over up to 29% of trunk), with enlarged scales and strongly serrated margins, average SVL 34 mm, 86-89 ventral scales

Sitana bahiri

3a.

Dewlap small, weakly serrated, not reaching axilla

Sitana sivalensis complex

3b.

Dewlap medium to large, weakly serrated, extending beyond axilla

4

4a.

Dewlap medium (extending over up to 29% of trunk), four small yet enlarged spine-like scales bordering occipital region

Sitana laticeps sp. nov.

4b.

Dewlap large (extending over up to 45% of trunk), four prominent enlarged spine-like scales bordering occipital region

Sitana spinaecephalus sp. nov.