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Diploderma dymondi (BOULENGER, 1906)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dymond's Japalure
Chinese: 裸耳龙蜥 
SynonymAcanthosaura Dymondi BOULENGER 1906: 567 (part.)
Japalura dymondi — SMITH 1935: 172
Japalura dymondi — WERMUTH 1967: 65
Japalura dymondi — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Japalura dymondi — RAO et al. 2017
Diploderma dymondi — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionSW China (NE Yunnan, SW Sichuan)

Type locality: Tongchuan-fu, Yunnan.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1905.5.30.1a 
CommentDistribution: reports from far western Yunnan are misidentifications of D. slowinskii, as Rao et al. 2017 and Kai Wang, pers. comm., 19 Dec 2020. 
EtymologyNamed after Rev. Francis "Frank" John Dymond (1866-1932), a Methodist missionary in China who apparently collected the types. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1906. Descriptions of new reptiles from Yunnan. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 17 (102): 567-568. - get paper here
  • Deng, Q. 1988. Notes on Japalura dymondi. Acta Herpetol. Sinica : 149-150 - 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
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Ota,H. 1989. A new species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia:Reptilia) from Taiwan. Copeia 1989 (3): 569-576 - get paper here
  • RAO, Dingqi; Jens V. VINDUM, Xiaohui MA, Mingxia FU and Jeffery A. WILKINSON 2017. A New Species of Japalura (Squamata, Agamidae) from the Nu River Valley in Southern Hengduan Mountains, Yunnan, China. Asian Herpetological Research 8 (2): 86-95, DOI:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160053 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Wang, Kai; Jia-Wei Wu, Ke Jiang, Jin-Min Chen, Ben-Fu Miao, Cameron D. Siler, Jing Che. 2019. A new species of Mountain Dragon (Reptilia: Agamidae: Diploderma) from the D. dymondi complex in southern Sichuan Province, China. Zoological Research 40(5): 456-465 - 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
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
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