Draco iskandari MCGUIRE, BROWN, MUMPUNI, RIYANTO & ANDAYANI, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Draco iskandari?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Draco iskandari MCGUIRE, BROWN, MUMPUNI, RIYANTO & ANDAYANI 2007|
|Distribution||Indonesia ((Tahulandang Island, off N Sulawesi)|
Type locality: Desa Haasi, Pulau Tahulandang, Kepulauan Sangihe, Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia (2.32012° N, 125.41974° E).
|Types||Holotype: MZB Lace.6336 (field number 5 JAM 2348), an adult male, collected on May 5, 1998 by Jimmy A. McGuire.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Draco iskandari can be distinguished from all other members of the D. lineatus group by the following combination of characteristics: (1) dorsal patagial coloration of males and females usually with three (but occasionally with as many as five) tan radial bands on a black field, (2) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (3) dewlap in males orange, but appearing red during display, (4) presence of a melanic interorbital spot in males, (5) presence of large melanic rhomboidal nuchal spot in both sexes, (6) presence of a large melanic rhomboidal postnuchal spot in both sexes, (7) melanic nuchal and post-nuchal spots surrounded by white pigments in males, (8) presence of melanic ‘eye spots’ (dark spots with associated white or pale pigments) on the supraorbital semicircles of both sexes, (9) absence of a parietal lens, and (10) tympana completely covered by scales.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet iskandari is a non-latinized patronym in honor of Djoko T. Iskandar (1950-), the world’s authority on the herpetology of Indonesia, in recognition of his tremendous contribution to our knowledge of the herpetology of this region.|