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Otocryptis beddomii  Boulenger, 1885
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1056968

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Otocryptis beddomei Boulenger, 1885
  Common Name(s): Indian Kangaroo Lizard [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                               FamilyAgamidae  – Old World Arboreal Lizards, Agamid Lizards  
                                     GenusOtocryptis Wagler, 1830  
                                        SpeciesOtocryptis beddomii Boulenger, 1885 – Indian Kangaroo Lizard  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Indian Kangaroo Lizard[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulenger, G. A.  
  Publication Date: 1885   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History), vol. 1   
  Page(s): 436   
  Publisher: Taylor and Francis   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Boulenger (1885: 272, 435) clearly used 'beddomii' for this species apparently named after 'Richard Henry Beddome, 1830-1911, British army officer and botanist' (Reptile Database, 2017). The spelling 'beddomei' has gained usage recently, but appears to be an unjustified emendation. Under ICZN Art. 31.1.2, the stem must be treated as beddomi- (here beddomii is the genitive of beddomius, a Latinized version of the English name Beddome), which makes the original name correct as-is. Other formations could be admissible, as well, but are not applicable here due to the Boulenger's actions  



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