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Diploderma brevipes (GRESSITT, 1936)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Short-legged Japalure 
SynonymJapalura brevipes GRESSITT 1936: 117
Japalura brevipes — WERMUTH 1967: 65
Japalura brevipes — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Japalura brevipes — MANTHEY 2010
Diploderma brevipes — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionC Taiwan (Formosa)

Type locality: Bukai, near Horisha, Central Formosa (1200 m)  
TypesHolotype: CAS 71998, female; Paratypes: MVZ 19308, female; MVZ 23357–58, one female and one juvenile; same locality as the holotype 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “pes, pedis” = foot. 
  • ANANJEVA, Natalia B.; Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Taxonomic Diversity of Agamid Lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Acrodonta, Agamidae) from China: A Comparative Analysis. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (3): 117-128 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • DENZER, WOLFGANG; ULRICH MANTHEY, PATRICK D CAMPBELL 2019. Catalogue of type specimens of the agamid lizard genus Japalura s. l. (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae). Zootaxa 4612 (1): 109-125 - get paper here
  • Gressitt,J.L. 1936. New reptiles from Formosa and Hainan. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 117-121 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Ota,H. 1989. Japalura brevipes GRESSITT (Agamidae: Reptilia), a valid species from a high altitude area of Taiwan. Herpetologica 45: 55-60 - get paper here
  • Ota,H. 1989. A new species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia:Reptilia) from Taiwan. Copeia 1989 (3): 569-576 - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jing Che, Simin Lin, V Deepak, Datta-Roy Aniruddha, Ke Jiang, Jieqiong Jin, Hongman Chen, Cameron D Siler; 2018. Multilocus phylogeny and revised classification for mountain dragons of the genus Japalura s.l. (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, , zly034, - get paper here
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