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Draco mindanensis STEJNEGER, 1908

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mindanao Flying Lizard 
SynonymDraco mindanensis STEJNEGER 1908: 677
Draco fimbriatus mindanensis — HENNIG 1936: 203
Draco fimbriatus mindanensis — WERMUTH 1967: 47
Draco mindanensis — MUSTERS 1983
Draco mindanensis — SMITH 1993: 33
Draco mindanensis — MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000: 108
Draco mindanensis — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001 
DistributionPhilippines (Mindanao, Dinagat, Leyte, Samar)

Type locality: Datu Anib’s place, near Catagan, northwest Mindanao, at base of Malindang Mountain (1100 ft.).  
TypesHolotype: USNM 37388 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Species of moderate size (maximum snout-vent length 90mm); nostril directed upward; indistinct series of scales forming a A-shaped figure on the snout; three median teeth in upper jaw; supralabials 11-15, smooth; no thornlike scale on supraciliaryedge; tympanum covered with small scales; gular pouch in males without enlarged scales; lateral pouches with enlarged scales; no nuchal crest; dorsals 202-224, subequal, faintly keeled; five ribs inthepatagium; hindlimbs about aslong as the distance between thelimbs; no caudal crest; gular pouch inmales yellowish, at the base grey with light spots; patagium dark brown with lighter spots (Musters 1983: 63). 
  • 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
  • Pitogo, K. M. E., Saavedra, A. J. L., & Afuang, L. E. 2021. Amphibians and Reptiles of Mount Busa, Sarangani Province: a Glimpse of the Herpetological Community of Southern Mindanao, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science, 150(5), 1279-1306 - get paper here
  • Realubit, Nikki Dyanne C., Mae L. Diesmos, Antonio Lorenzo, II, Louis Abigail De Layola, Arvin Diesmos, Joseph C. Brown, Rafe M. Brown, Kerry A. Cobb, Philip J. Bergmann, Gen Morinaga, Cameron D. Siler, Nicholas A. Huron and Jessi M. Siler. 2015. Geographic Distribution: Draco mindanensis (Mindanao flying lizard). Herpetological Review 46 (2): 216 - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814 - get paper here
  • Smith, Brian E. 1993. Notes on a collection of squamate reptiles from eastern Mindanao, Philippine Islands part 1: Lacertilia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 5: 85-95 - get paper here
  • Stejneger,L. 1908. A new species of flying lizard from the Philippine Islands. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 33: 677-679 - get paper here
  • 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. - get paper here
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