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Draco bimaculatus GÜNTHER, 1864

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Two-spotted Flying Lizard 
SynonymDraco lineatus bimaculatus GÜNTHER 1864
Draco bimaculatus GÜNTHER 1864: 127
Draco bimaculatus — BOULENGER 1885: 263
Draco lineatus — DE WITTE 1933: 2 (part.)
Draco lineatus bimaculatus — HENNIG 1936: 197
Draco lineatus bimaculatus — WERMUTH 1967: 49
Draco lineatus bimaculatus — MUSTERS 1983
Draco bimaculatus — INGER 1983
Draco bimaculatus — ROSS & LAZELL 1991
Draco bimaculatus — MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000: 91 
DistributionS Philippines (Basilan, Bohol, Dinagat, Jolo, Lapac, Leyte, Lugus, Mindanao, Ponson, Samar, Sanga Sanga, Siargao, Tawitawi [fide MCGUIRE & ALCALA]; Zamboanga, Siasi, Agusan, ).

Type locality: Philippines.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 24.1.g 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A subspecies reaching a snout-vent length of 73 m m ; supralabials 8-10; tympanum usually covered with smooth skin; lateral pouches with slightly enlarged scales; dorsals 122-150; five ribs in patagium; a black, white-centred spot between the tympanum and the corner of the mouth (as lineatus bimaculatus, Musters 1983: 40).

More detailed description in Musters 1983: 40 
CommentThe original description is available online (see link below). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Hennig, W. 1936. Revision der Gattung Draco (Agamidae). Temminckia, Leiden 1: 153-220
  • Inger,R.F. 1983. Morphological and ecological variation in the flying lizards (genus Draco). Fieldiana: Zoology, New Ser. 18: vi, 1-35 - get paper here
  • McGuire, Jimmy A. & Heang, Kiew Bong 2001. Phylogenetic systematics of Southeast Asian flying lizards (Iguania: Agamidae: Draco) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72: 203–229 - get paper here
  • McGuire, Jimmy A. and Angel C. Alcala 2000. A taxonomic revision of the flying lizards (Iguania: Agamidae: Draco) of the Philippine Islands, with a description of a new species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 81-138 - get paper here
  • Musters, C. J. M. 1983. Taxonomy of the genus Draco L. (Agamidae, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen (199): 1-120 - get paper here
  • Ross,C.A. & Lazell,J.D. 1991. Amphibians and reptiles of Dinagat and Siargao Islands, Philippines. Philippine J. of Science 119 [1990]: 257-286
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Liste de batraciens et des reptiles d’extreme orient et des Indes Orientales recueilli, en 1932, (part.) S.A.R. le Prince Leopold de Belgique. Bulletin du Musée Royale d’Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 9: 1-8
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