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Draco modiglianii VINCIGUERRA, 1892

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lined Flying Dragon 
SynonymDraco modiglianii VINCIGUERRA 1892: 523
Draco modiglianii — DE ROOIJ 1915: 78
Draco lineatus modiglianii — MUSTERS 1983: 45
Draco modiglianii — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001 
DistributionIndonesia (Enggano Island, ca. 80 km off the west coast of Sumatra)

Type locality: Engano “(Chifaiuc, Malaconni e Bua Bua”)  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.26.92 (91.11.9), female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A subspecies reaching a snout-vent length of 71 m m; supralabials 6-9; tympanum usually covered with smooth skin; lateral pouch with slightly enlarged scales; dorsals 110-135; six or seven ribs in patagium; lateral parts of nuchal region in males with light spots (as lineatus modiglianii, Musters 1983: 45).

More detailed description in Musters 1983: 45.

See also description in De Rooij 1915: 78. 
CommentSee also Draco lineatus.

Max. SVL 67 mm.

D. modigliani differs from all members of the D. lineatus group in having a strong statistical mode of six ribs supporting the patagium (as opposed to five), a character state that it shares with the D. volans group (MCGUIRE et al. 2007). 
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • Iqbal, Muhammad; Adi Kuswanto, Kurratul Aini, Arum Setiawan, Indra Yustian 2021. Predation of an Enggano Flying Lizard (Draco modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1892) (Squamata: Agamidae) by a Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) on Enggano Island, Indonesia. Herpetology Notes 14: 49-51 - 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
  • Musters, C. J. M. 1983. Taxonomy of the genus Draco L. (Agamidae, Lacertilia, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen (199): 1-120 - get paper here
  • Vinciguerra, D. 1892. Rettili e batraci di Engano. Ann. Mus. civ. stor. nat. Genova, 2. Ser. 7 (32): 517-526. - get paper here
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