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Draco reticulatus GÜNTHER, 1864

IUCN Red List - Draco reticulatus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDraco reticulatus GÜNTHER 1864: 125
Draco reticulatus — BOULENGER 1885: 257
Draco reticulatus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 72
Draco volans reticulatus — MERTENS 1930: 135
Draco volans reticulatus — HENNIG 1936: 179
Draco volans — INGER 1983: 2 (part.)
Draco volans reticulatus — MUSTERS 1983
Draco reticulatus — MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000: 120 
DistributionPhilippines (Bohol, Lapinin, Chico, Leyte, Samar)

Type locality: Philippines  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.27.28 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A subspecies reaching a snout-vent length of 84 mm; thornlike scale on supraciliary edge larger than 0.028 times the head length; males with more than 22 nuchal crest scales; patagium i n males sometimes with clear blue area; a dark ring around the eye; lateral parts of nuchal region with light spots; chin white with a distinct, reticulated pattern, formed by small, dark spots (as volans reticulatus, Musters 1983: 86).

More detailed description in Musters 1983: 86. 
CommentSubspecies: Draco reticulatus cyanopterus has been elevated to full species status by MCGUIRE & ALCALA 2000.

The original description is available online (see link below). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Hennig, W. 1936. Revision der Gattung Draco (Agamidae). Temminckia, Leiden 1: 153-220
  • 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
  • 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. and Angel C. Alcala 2000. A taxonomic revision of the flying lizards (Iguania: Agamidae: Draco) of the Philippine Islands, with a description of a new species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 81-138 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
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