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Diploderma splendidum (BARBOUR & DUNN, 1919)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Splendid Japalure, Green Striped Tree Dragon
G: Chinesische Bergagame
Chinese: 丽纹龙蜥 
SynonymJapalura splendida BARBOUR & DUNN 1919
Japalura splendida — POPE 1935: 467
Japalura splendida — SMITH 1935: 175
Japalura splendida — WETTSTEIN 1938: 177
Japalura splendida — WERMUTH 1967: 68
Japalura splendida — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 75
Japalura splendida — MANTHEY et al. 2012
Diploderma splendidum — WANG et al. 2018 
DistributionSW China (NE Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei), Hunan

Type locality: from the gorge of the Yangtze River near Tchang, Hupeh (= Hubei), central China.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 35522; Paratypes: USNM 35523, half-grown 
CommentImage in Elaphe 12 (4): 33.

Similar species: J. splendida. Previous reports of Japalura splendida in Yunnan may represent J. slowinskii. Similarly, reports of splendidum from Salween River Valley in SE Tibet are misidentification of D. slowinskii (Kai Wang, pers. comm., 19 Dec 2020). 
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