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Diploderma makii (OTA, 1989)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Ota's Japalure
Chinese: 溪头龙蜥 
SynonymJapalura makii OTA 1989: 570
Japalura makii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Japalura makii — MANTHEY 2010
Diploderma makii — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionC Taiwan

Type locality: Chitou, Nantou, Taiwan Province, China, about 1500 m elevation, 23° 42' N, 120° 47' E.  
TypesHolotype: OMNH (Osaka) R2565, adult male, collected by H. Ota, 13 Aug 1986. Paratypes: KUZ 7877, 7940, 7975, 8954; AMNH R-130926; NHMUK 1987.2183, MCZ 172743, USNM 281851, eight males; OMNH R2566, KUZ 7857, two females; all having same collection data as holotype. 
CommentSynonymy: has been confused with J. swinhonis (e.g. by OTA 1988). 
EtymologyNamed after first collector of a representative of the species, Moichiro Maki. 
  • 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
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Terralog 7b, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Ota,H. 1989. A new species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia:Reptilia) from Taiwan. Copeia 1989 (3): 569-576 - 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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