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Diploderma splendidum (BARBOUR & DUNN, 1919)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Splendid Japalure, Green Striped Tree Dragon
G: Chinesische Bergagame
Chinese: 丽纹龙蜥 
SynonymJapalura splendida BARBOUR & DUNN 1919
Japalura splendida — POPE 1935: 467
Japalura splendida — SMITH 1935: 175
Japalura splendida — WETTSTEIN 1938: 177
Japalura splendida — WERMUTH 1967: 68
Japalura splendida — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 75
Japalura splendida — MANTHEY et al. 2012
Diploderma splendidum — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Tibet (Salween valley),
SW China (Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan ?)

Type locality: from the gorge of the Yangtze River near Tchang, Hupeh, central China.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 35522; Paratypes: USNM 35523, half-grown 
CommentImage in Elaphe 12 (4): 33.

Similar species: J. splendida. Previous reports of Japalura splendida in Yunnan may represent J. slowinskii. 
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  • 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
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  • Gao, Xue-yuan; Wu, Hong-bo; Zhao, Shen; Fu, Mei-li; Li, Zong-yun. 2006. Analysis of pachyten chromosome karyotype and micro-chrosomes of Japalura splendida. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 25(2):237-240. [In Chinese] - get paper here
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  • Kunz, K. 2012. Bild schön! Fotografie von Terrarientieren. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (94): 20-26 - get paper here
  • Laue, E. 2005. Zur Haltung und Vermehrung der Chinesischen Bergagame Japalura splendida BARBOUR & DUNN 1919. Elaphe 13 (1): 20-30
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