Draco norvillii ALCOCK, 1895
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Draco norvillii?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Norvill's Flying Lizard|
G: Norvills Flugdrache
|Synonym||Draco norvilli ALCOCK 1895|
Draco norvilli — SMITH 1935: 142
Draco blanfordii norvilli — MUSTERS 1983: 17
Draco blanfordii norvilli — DAS 1996: 44
Draco norvillii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Draco blanfordii norvilli — DAS 2011: 67
|Distribution||India (Assam: Naga Hills, Doom Dooma; Arunachal Pradesh, NE India), N Myanmar (fide Musters 1983: 17)|
Type locality: "Assam", with no further information.
|Types||Holotype: ZSI 13767|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. — Patagium inmales with indistinct,dark bands; base ofthe gular pouch dark grey, with light spots at the border with the lateral pouches; gular pouch i n males 1.65-1.67 times the head length (Musters 1983: 17).|
More detailed description in Musters 1983: 17.
|Comment||Distribution: possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). The North-east Indian State of Assam in now divided into seven states. See map in Manthey 2010: 109. Because of the similarity between D. norvillii and D. blanfordi, the single report from Myanmar (Musters 1983) is likely D. blanfordi, not norvillii.|
Synonymy: likely to be a synonym of D. blanfordi. There are no diagnostic morphological characters that distinguish the two species (J. McGuire, pers. comm., 26 June 2019).
|Etymology||Named after the collector of the type (F. H. Norvill) of Doom Dooma, Upper Assam (now Arunachal Pradesh), the type locality may be restricted to 'North-eastern India, possibly Doom Dooma (27º 34'N; 88º 08'E), Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India).|