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Draco boschmai HENNIG, 1936

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDraco volans boschmai HENNIG 1936
Draco volans boschmai — MUSTERS 1983
Draco boschmai — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001 
DistributionIndonesia (Lombik, Sumbawa, Komodo, Rintja, Sumba, Adunara, Flores, Sulawesi.

Type locality: Maumeri, Flores, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 11025 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A subspecies reaching a snout-vent length of 89 m m ; gular pouch without enlarged scales; dorsals 97-139, unequal, keeled; thornlike scale on supraciliary edge smaller than 0.035 times the head length; nuchal crest in males consisting of 13-22 scales; lateral parts of head and nuchal region in males usually light with dark spots, forming a more or less distinct, reticulated pattern, females without such markings; patagium dark brown, never clear blue (as volans boschmai, Musters 1983: 84).

More detailed description in Musters 1983: 84. 
EtymologyNamed after Prof. Boschmai (Leiden) who facilitated the printing of Hennig’s paper. 
  • Hennig, W. 1936. Revision der Gattung Draco (Agamidae). Temminckia, Leiden 1: 153-220
  • 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
  • Musters, C. J. M. 1983. Taxonomy of the genus Draco L. (Agamidae, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen (199): 1-120 - get paper here
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