Diploderma brevicaudum (MANTHEY, DENZER, HOU & WANG, 2012)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Diploderma brevicaudum?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Chinese: 短尾龙蜥|
|Synonym||Japalura brevicauda MANTHEY, DENZER, HOU & WANG 2012|
Japalura flaviceps BARBOUR & DUNN 1919: 16 (part.)
Japalura yunnanensis WERNER 1924: 41 (part.)
Diploderma brevicaudum — WANG et al. 2018
|Distribution||China (NW Yunnan)|
Type locality: Snow Mt. Village, 2740 m (ca. 27°05’N, 100°11’E), 19 km north of Lijiang, Northwestern Yunnan, PR China
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 19879 (male, paratype of J. flaviceps), collected by R. C. Andrews and Edmund Heller, November 1916.|
Paratypes. ZMB 28932 (female), eastern slopes of the Yulong Snow Mountains, near Lijiang (ca. 26°53’N, 100°11’E, > 2500 m asl.), collected by Camillo Schneider some time between July and October 1914; AMNH 19878 (female, paratype of J. flaviceps), temple on a mountain (2590 m) overlooking Lijiang, collected by R. C. Andrews and Edmund Heller on 11th October 1916; NMW 20853 (juv.), Lijiang collected by Heinrich Freiherr von Handel-Mazzetti, June 1915.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Medium sized, short-tailed Japalura species with short and robust limbs, that differs from all other species of this genus by the following combination of characters: SVL up to 64 mm, ratio TL/SVL ≤ 150%; ratio FLL/SVL ≤ 39.5%; T4S 16–20; 34–38 MD, tympanum concealed, transverse gular fold present.|
|Comment||Synonymy: partly after MANTHEY et al. 2012.|
|Etymology||The name brevicauda (Lat. brevis = short, cauda = tail) means short tailed reflecting this morphological feature of the new species.|