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Published: 2024-03-13
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Taxonomy, distribution, and conservation status of a rare arboreal lizard, Bronchocela celebensis Gray, 1845 (Reptilia: Agamidae) endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia

Department of Biology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Universitas Indonesia; Kampus UI; Depok 16424; Indonesia; Laboratory of Herpetology; Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB); Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution; National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN); Government of Indonesia; Cibinong 16911; Indonesia
Department of Life Sciences; Darwin Centre; Natural History Museum; Cromwell Road; South Kensington; London SW7 5BD; England
Laboratory of Herpetology; Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB); Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution; National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN); Government of Indonesia; Cibinong 16911; Indonesia
Zoologisches Museum Hamburg; Leibniz-Institute for Analyses of Biodiversity Change(LIB);Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3; 20146 Hamburg; Germany
Laboratory of Herpetology; Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB); Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution; National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN); Government of Indonesia; Cibinong 16911; Indonesia
Department of Biology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Universitas Indonesia; Kampus UI; Depok 16424; Indonesia
Department of Biology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Universitas Indonesia; Kampus UI; Depok 16424; Indonesia
Department of Biology; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Universitas Indonesia; Kampus UI; Depok 16424; Indonesia
Reptilia Conservation endemic Indonesia morphometric Celebes taxonomy

Abstract

Bronchocela celebensis Gray, 1845 is one of the rarest species of the genus, known only from less than 20 museum specimens collected from northern Sulawesi. It is often confused with its similar congener, B. cristatella, which occurs widely throughout the Indonesian Archipelago and Peninsular Malaysia, except on the Sulawesi mainland. Here, we examine the morphology of B. celebensis based on 46 museum specimens including freshly collected individuals, and redescribe the species based on the holotype (by monotypy). We studied the characters of B. celebensis with morphometric comparison to its allopatric congener B. cristatella from the adjacent islands of southern Sulawesi in Indonesia. Based on the current distribution pattern and the apparent threats, we update the conservation status of B. celebensis using the IUCN Red List Criteria and propose that it be considered as a Vulnerable (VU) species endemic to Sulawesi.

 

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