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Diploderma luei (OTA, CHEN & SHANG, 1998)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymJapalura luei OTA, CHEN & SHANG 1998
Japalura luei — MANTHEY 2010
Diploderma luei — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionN Taiwan

Type locality: Mt. Taipingshan, Nanao Hsiang, Ilan Pref., Taiwan (24°31'N, 121°30'E, 1950-2000 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NTNUB 2235, an adult male collected on 5 September 1995, by S.-L. Chen. Paratypes. Five adult males (KUZ R32929-930, 32940, 32953, NMNS 2816), one immature male (KUZ R32939), all with same data as the holotype; one adult female (TM RL0425), collected
from same locality as the holotype on 8 July 1996, by G. Shang. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, luei, is a noun in the genitive singular case, and a patronym
honoring Kuang-Yang Lue for his great contributions to the herpetology of Taiwan. 
References
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Ota, Hidetoshi, Szu-Lung Chen and Gaus Shang 1998. Japalura leui: A new agamid lizard from Taiwan (Reptilia: Squamata). Copeia 1998 (3): 649-659 - 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
 
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