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Draco rhytisma MUSTERS, 1983

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDraco lineatus rhytisma MUSTERS 1983
Draco rhytisma — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001
Draco rhytisma — KOCH et al. 2007
Draco rhytisma — MCGUIRE et al. 2007 
DistributionIndonesia (Banggai Archipelago, Pulau Labobo, off E Sulawesi)

Type locality: Indonesia. Kepulauan Banggai, Pulau Labobo, Lipulalongo’.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 20993 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Draco rhytisma can be distinguished from all other members of the D. lineatus group by the following combination of characteristics: (1) Dorsal coloration of males vivid lime green, (2) dorsal patagial coloration of males green with scattered white spots and one to three large more or less centrally located black blotches, (3) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (4) dewlap in males green basally, pale yellow distally, (5) males and females with large yellow spots on a green field on the side of the neck and base of dewlap, (6) absence of a melanic interorbital spot in males, (7) absence of a nuchal spot in males, (8) absence of a postnuchal spot in males, (9) absence of white pigments on the nape of both sexes both sexes, (10) absence of melanic ‘eye spots’ (dark spots with associated white or pale pigments) on the supraorbital semicircles of males, (11) presence of melanic ‘eye spots’ (dark spots with associated white or pale pigments) on the supraorbital semicircles of females, (12) presence of a parietal lens, and (13) tympana covered by scales (from MCGUIRE et al. 2007). 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Koch, André, Evy A. Arida and Wolfgang Böhme 2007. Zwischenbericht über die Herpetofauna Sulawesis unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gattung Varanus: phylogeographische Beziehungen zu angrenzenden Gebieten. Elaphe 15 (3):42-52
  • 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.; RAFE M. BROWN, MUMPUNI, AWAL RIYANTO, AND NOVIAR ANDAYANI 2007. The flying lizards of the Draco lineatus group (Squamata: Iguania: Agamidae): A taxonomic revision with descriptions of two new species. Herpetological Monographs 21 (1): 180-213. - 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
 
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