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Draco indochinensis SMITH, 1928

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Indochinese Flying (or Gliding) Lizard 
SynonymDraco indochinensis SMITH 1928: 248
Draco indochinensis — SMITH 1935
Draco blanfordii indochinensis — MUSTERS 1983: 16
Draco indochinensis — MCGUIRE & HEANG 2001
Draco indochinensis — STUART et al. 2006
Draco blanfordii indochinensis — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008 
DistributionS Vietnam, Cambodia

Type locality: Kamchay Mountains, Cambodia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.26.77 
DiagnosisDescription: The dewlap of D. indochinensis is widest at its base, decreases in width over its entire length, and terminates in a sharp point. In contrast, the dewlap of D. blanfordii is distally expanded with a basal constriction, and terminates in a rounded distal edge. Draco indochinensis also differs from D. blanfordii in the presence (in both sexes) of a thick, black transverse band that extends across the posterior gular region from one throat lappet to the other, and in the presence of dark radial bands on the dorsal surfaces of the patagia in both sexes rather than in females only. See also STUART et al. (2006). 
CommentSynonymy: has been considered as a synonym of D. blanfordii

Distribution: see map in Manthey 2010: 109. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Grismer, L.L., Neang, T., Chav, T. & Grismer, J.L. 2008. Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the Cardamom region of Southwestern Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2008(1): 12–28 - 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
  • Musters, C. J. M. 1983. Taxonomy of the genus Draco L. (Agamidae, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen (199): 1-120 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1928. Description of a new species of Draco from the Indo-Chinese Region. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 2: 248 - 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.
  • Stuart, B.; Sok, K. & Neang, T. 2006. A collection of amphibians and reptiles from hilly Eastern Cambodia. Raffles Bull. Zool. 54 (1): 129-155 - get paper here
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