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Draco punctatus BOULENGER, 1900

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Punctate Flying Dragon
G: Punktierter Flugdrache 
SynonymDraco punctatus BOULENGER 1900: 189
Draco punctatus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 75
Draco punctatus — TAYLOR 1963: 841
Draco punctatus — GRANDISON 1972: 78
Draco fimbriatus punctatus — MANTHEY 2008
Draco punctatus — MCGUIRE et al. 2018
Draco punctatus — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionW Malaysia; Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Mentawai, Batu, Banyak, fide McGuire et al. 2018)  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.26.93 (type of Draco punctatus, Sarawak, Malaysia, Asia, donor: A Everett) 
CommentSynonymy: Inger (1983) considered Draco punctatus as a synonym of Draco cristatellus but McGuire et al. 2018 revalidated D. punctatus based on DNA sequence data obtained from the holotype. However, they didn’t really sort out the distribution of punctatus vs. fimbriatus.

Distribution: the range of punctatus is largely overlapping with that of fimbriatus. McGuire et al. 2018 do not show the localities of their samples on a map and they had no samples of fimbriatus from Borneo (on which IUCN shows both species across the whole island).

See also D. fimbriatus. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1900. Description of new batrachians and reptiles from Larut Hills, Perak. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 6: 186-193. - get paper here
  • Grandison, A.G.C. 1972. The Gunong Benom Expedition 1967. 5. Reptiles and amphibians of Gunong Benom with a description of a new species of Macrocalamus. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), London, 23: 45-101. - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Manthey U 2008. Agamid lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. Terralog 7, 160 pp.
  • McGuire JA, Cotoras DD, O'Connell B, Lawalata SZS, Wang-Claypool CY, Stubbs A, Huang X, Wogan GOU, Hykin SM, Reilly SB, Bi K, Riyanto A, Arida E, Smith LL, Milne H, Streicher JW, Iskandar DT. 2018. Squeezing water from a stone: high-throughput sequencing from a 145-year old holotype resolves (barely) a cryptic species problem in flying lizards. PeerJ 6:e4470; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4470 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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