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Diploderma flaviceps (BARBOUR & DUNN, 1919)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Szechwan japalure
Chinese: 草绿龙蜥 
SynonymJapalura flaviceps BARBOUR & DUNN 1919
Japalura yunnanensis — BOULENGER 1885: 310 (part.)
Japalura swinhoei (sic) — VOGT 1924: 338 (part.)
Japalura flaviceps — WERMUTH 1967: 66
Japalura flaviceps — SMITH 1935: 176
Japalura flaviceps — MACEY et al. 2000
Japalura flaviceos [sic] — LI et al. 2003
Japalura flaviceps — MANTHEY 2010
Diploderma flaviceps — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionChina (W Sichuan, E Xizang = Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Shenxi, Shanxi, N Yunnan)

Type locality: Tung River, Western Szechuan [= Sichuan], ca. 30.6006° 101.4621° (WGS84)  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-12469 
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas & Dunn, Emmett Reid 1919. Two new Chinese Japaluras. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 15-19 - get paper here
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. . Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232
  • DENZER, WOLFGANG; ULRICH MANTHEY, PATRICK D CAMPBELL 2019. Catalogue of type specimens of the agamid lizard genus Japalura s. l. (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae). Zootaxa 4612 (1): 109-125 - get paper here
  • GOA, ZHENG-FA & M. HOU 2002. Description of a new Japalura species from western Sichuan Province, China [In Chinese]. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 21 (2): 3-5 - get paper here
  • Kühnel, K.-D., K. Kabisch & H.- J. Herrmann 1995. Freilandbeobachtungen von drei Arten der Gattung Japalura (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Sichuan und Yunnan (China). Sauria 17 (4): 31-37 - get paper here
  • Li, Yong-Xiang; Xue, Xiang-Xu; Li, Xiao-Chen and Liu, Hu-Jun 2003. Additional notes of the [tooth] characteristics of some modern lizards. Acta Zool. Sinica 49 (4): 547-550
  • Liu, J., Yu, J., Zhou, M., & Yang, J. 2018. Complete mitochondrial genome of Japalura flaviceps: Deep insights into the phylogeny and gene rearrangements of Agamidae species. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - get paper here
  • Macey, J. R., J. A. Schulte II, A. Larson, N. B. Ananjeva, Y. Wang, R. Pethiyagoda, N. Rastegar-Pouyani, T. J. Papenfuss 2000. Evaluating trans-Tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics. Systematic Biology 49 (2): 233-256 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • MANTHEY, ULRICH; WOLFGANG DENZER, HOU MIAN & WANG XIAOHE 2012. Discovered in historical collections: Two new Japalura species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China. Zootaxa 3200: 27–48
  • Ota,H. 1989. A new species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia:Reptilia) from Taiwan. Copeia 1989 (3): 569-576 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • WANG, Kai; , Ke JIANG, Gang PAN, Mian HOU, Cameron D. SILER and Jing CHE 2015. A New Species of Japalura (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Upper Lancang (Mekong) Valley of Eastern Tibet, China. Asian Herpetological Research 6 (3): 159–168 - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jing Che, Simin Lin, V Deepak, Datta-Roy Aniruddha, Ke Jiang, Jieqiong Jin, Hongman Chen, Cameron D Siler; 2018. Multilocus phylogeny and revised classification for mountain dragons of the genus Japalura s.l. (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, , zly034, - get paper here
  • WANG, KAI; JINLONG REN, KE JIANG, ZHIYONG YUAN, JING CHE, CAMERON D. SILER 2017. Rediscovery of the enigmatic Mountain Dragon, Japalura yulongensis (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae), with notes on its natural history and conservation. Zootaxa 4318 (2): 351–363 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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