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Diploderma makii (OTA, 1989)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ota's Japalure
Chinese: 溪头龙蜥 
SynonymJapalura makii OTA 1989: 570
Japalura makii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Japalura makii — MANTHEY 2010
Diploderma makii — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionC Taiwan

Type locality: Chitou, Nantou, Taiwan Province, China, about 1500 m elevation, 23° 42' N, 120° 47' E.  
TypesHolotype: OMNH (Osaka) R2565, adult male, collected by H. Ota, 13 Aug 1986. Paratypes: KUZ 7877, 7940, 7975, 8954; AMNH R-130926; NHMUK 1987.2183, MCZ 172743, USNM 281851, eight males; OMNH R2566, KUZ 7857, two females; all having same collection data as holotype. 
CommentSynonymy: has been confused with J. swinhonis (e.g. by OTA 1988). 
EtymologyNamed after first collector of a representative of the species, Moichiro Maki. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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