Draco supriatnai MCGUIRE & BROWN, MUMPUNI, RIYANTO & ANDAYANI, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Draco supriatnai?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Draco supriatnai MCGUIRE & BROWN, MUMPUNI, RIYANTO & ANDAYANI 2007|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Togian Islands)|
Type locality: Desa Wakai, Pulau Batudaka, Kepulauan Togian, Kecamatan Una Una, Kabupaten Poso, Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia (0.44479° S,121.86502° E)
|Types||Holotype: MZB Lace 6443 (field number 5 JAM 3800), an adult male, collected on September 29, 2001, by Jimmy A. McGuire, Awal Riyanto,and Ruud de Lang.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Draco supriatnai can be distinguished from all other members of the D. lineatus group by the following combination of characteristics: (1) dorsal patagial coloration of males with one to four black distal blotches on an orange or yellow field, (2) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (3) dewlap in males bright yellow in coloration, (4) absence of a melanic interorbital spot in males, (5) presence of a large melanic rhomboidal nuchal spot in both sexes, (6) presence of a large melanic rhomboidal postnuchal spot in both sexes, (7) nuchal and postnuchal spots surrounded by white pigments in males, (8) variable 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 that are either unscaled, partially scaled, or entirely covered with scales in both sexes.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet supriatnai is a non-latinized patronym in honor of Jatna Supriatna, in recognition of his important investigation of the reptiles and amphibians of the Togian Islands, the key role he played in the designation of protected status for these islands, his enduring commitment to the protection of Indonesian biodiversity, and his strong support for our herpetological biotic survey efforts in Indonesia.|
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