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Draco guentheri BOULENGER, 1885

IUCN Red List - Draco guentheri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGuenther's Flying Lizard 
SynonymDraco guentheri BOULENGER 1885: 257
Draco rizali WANDOLLECK 1900: 15
Draco rizali — TAYLOR 1922
Draco volans reticulatus — HENNIG 1936 (part.)
Draco volans — INGER 1983: 2 (part.)
Draco reticulatus — GAULKE 1993
Draco guentheri — MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000: 100
Draco guentheri — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001 
DistributionPhilippine Islands (Basilan, Bongao, Jolo, Mindanao, Sanga Sanga, Siasi, Siminul)

Type locality: “Philippine Islands”
Type locality: “Dapitan, Mindanao” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 79.4.16.4
Holotype: MTKD D 1168; destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II; OBST 1977 [rizali] 
CommentDistribution and synonymy after MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000. 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Günther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. 
References
  • Beukema, W. 2011. Herpetofauna of disturbed forest fragments on the lower Mt. Kitanglad Rnage, Mindanao Isand, Philippines. Salamandra 47 (2): 90-98 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Gaulke M. 1993. Beobachtungen an Flugdrachen auf dem Sulu-Archipel. Salamandra 28: 251-257
  • Gaulke M. 1995. Der Sulu-Archipel - Besiedlungsgeschichte, Geologie und Herpetofauna. Natur und Museum 125: 217-226
  • Hennig, W. 1936. Revision der Gattung Draco (Agamidae). Temminckia, Leiden 1: 153-220
  • Inger,R.F. 1983. Morphological and ecological variation in the flying lizards (genus Draco). Fieldiana: Zoology, New Ser. 18: vi, 1-35 - get paper here
  • McGuire, Jimmy A. & Heang, Kiew Bong 2001. Phylogenetic systematics of Southeast Asian flying lizards (Iguania: Agamidae: Draco) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72: 203–229 - get paper here
  • McGuire, Jimmy A. and Angel C. Alcala 2000. A taxonomic revision of the flying lizards (Iguania: Agamidae: Draco) of the Philippine Islands, with a description of a new species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 81-138 - get paper here
  • Obst, F. J. 1977. Die herpetologische Sammlung des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden und ihre Typusexemplare. Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 34: 171-186.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp.
  • Wandolleck,B. 1900. Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Draco L. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologischn-Ethnologischen Museums zu Dresden 9: 1-16 - get paper here
 
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