Draco biaro LAZELL, 1987
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Draco biaro?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Lazell’s Flying Dragon|
|Synonym||Draco biaro LAZELL 1987|
Draco biaro — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001
Draco biaro — KOCH 2012: 140
|Distribution||Indonesia (Sangihe Archipelago: Pulau Biaro, Sulawesi)|
Type locality: Pulau Biaro, Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 170898|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Draco biaro can be distinguished from all other members of the D. lineatus group by the following combination of characteristics: (1) the dorsal patagial coloration of males and females with three to five tan radial bands on a black field, (2) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (3) dewlap in males pale yellow in coloration but appearing white during display, (4) presence of a melanic interorbital spot or transversely oriented bar in males, (5) presence of a large rhomboidal melanic nuchal spot in both sexes, (6) presence of a large rhomboidal melanic postnuchal spot in both sexes, (7) nuchal and postnuchal spots surrounded by white pigments in males, (8) presence of melanic ‘eye spots’ (dark spots with associated white or pale pigments) on the supraorbital semicircles of both sexes, (9) absence of a parietal lens, and (10) tympana covered with scales (from MCGUIRE et al. 2007).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
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