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Draco caerulhians LAZELL, 1992

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDraco caerulhians LAZELL 1992
Draco caerhulians [sic] — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001
Draco caerulhians — BARTS & WILMS 2003 
DistributionIndonesia (Sangihe [Sangir] Island, Sulawesi)

Type locality: Manganitu, Sangihe, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 173321 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Draco caerulhians 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 blotched with gray over its proximal one-third, black over its distal two-thirds, (2) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (3) dewlap in males yellow or greenish-yellow in coloration, (4) presence of
a melanic interorbital spot in males, (5) presence of a large rhomboidal melanic nuchal spot in both sexes, (6) variable presence of a large melanic rhomboidal 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 always unscaled (from MCGUIRE et al. 2007). 
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Lazell J 1992. New flying lizards and predictive biogeography of two Asian archipelagos. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 152 (9): 475-505 - 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.; RAFE M. BROWN, MUMPUNI, AWAL RIYANTO, AND NOVIAR ANDAYANI 2007. The flying lizards of the Draco lineatus group (Squamata: Iguania: Agamidae): A taxonomic revision with descriptions of two new species. Herpetological Monographs 21 (1): 180-213. - get paper here
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