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Diploderma varcoae (BOULENGER, 1918)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chinese japalure
Chinese: 昆明龙蜥 
SynonymAcanthosaura varcoae BOULENGER 1918
Acanthosaura dymondi BOULENGER 1906 (part., fide SMITH 1935)
Japalura varcoae — SMITH 1935: 172
Japalura varcoae — ZHAO & JIANG 1966: 129
Japalura varcoae — WERMUTH 1967: 69
Japalura varcoae — KOU & ZHANG 1987: 362
Japalura varcoae — YANG 1993: 135
Japalura varcoae — ZHAO et al. 1999: 128 – 131
Japalura varcoae — HE & ZHOU 2002: 166
Japalura varcoae — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Japalura varcoae — LI et al 2005: 74
Japalura varcoae — YANG 2008: 202
Japalura varcoae — MANTHEY 2010
Japalura varcoae — LIU & YANG 2015: 377
Diploderma varcoae — WANG et al. 2018
Japalura varcoae — ZHANG et al 2019: 116
Japalura varcoae — LIU & MA 2019: 135 
DistributionSW China (W Yunnan, Guizhou)

Type locality: Yunnan-fu and Wu-ting-chou, Yunnan.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH (NHMUK) 1946.8.11.15 (original number NHMUK 1914.3.2.7), male, Yunnan Fou, coll J. Graham, 1914, purch. of S.B. Graham; NHMUK 1946.8.14.6 (original number NHMUK 1914.3.2.6), female, Wuting Chu, pres. J. Graham, 1914 
Etymologynamed after Mrs. Graham (maiden name, Varcoe). The type was received by Boulenger from “Mr. Graham in 1914”. 
  • 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, G.A. 1918. Description of a new lizard of the genus Acanthosaura from Yunnan. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 2: 162 - 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
  • Kühnel, K.-D., K. Kabisch & H.- J. Herrmann 1995. Freilandbeobachtungen von drei Arten der Gattung Japalura (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Sichuan und Yunnan (China). Sauria 17 (4): 31-37 - get paper here
  • Li, S.; Wang, Y.; Wang, R. 1981. A Karyotypical Study of Japalura varcoae. Zool. Resarch 3 (2): 223-228
  • 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
  • Shah, K. B. 1995. Enumeration of Habitat, Geographical and Altitudinal Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal.
  • 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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