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Draco timoriensis KUHL, 1820

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Timor Flying Dragon
G: Timor-Flugdrache 
SynonymDraco Timoriensis KUHL 1820 (fide DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837)
Draco timoriensis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 454
Draco timorensis — BOULENGER 1885: 261
Draco timorensis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 74
Draco volans timoriensis — WERMUTH 1967: 55
Draco volans timorensis — MUSTERS 1983:91
Draco timorensis — MCGUIRE & KIEW 2001
Draco timoriensis — KAISER et al. 2011 
DistributionIndonesia (Timor, Roti, Alos, Semau, Wetar), Timor-Leste

Type locality: Timor  
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A subspecies reaching a snout-vent length of 93 m m; large spinelike tubercles innuchal region; dorsals 84-129, unequal, keeled, with arow of enlarged, keeled scales along each side of the vertebral line; chin inmales light with more or less dense, dark spots, i n females light, sometimes with few spots (as volans timoriensis, Musters 1983: 91).

More detailed description in Musters 1983: 91.

See also description in De Rooij 1915: 74. 
CommentTypes: Musters 1983 does not list any types for this species (although he does list a number of specimens examined). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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  • 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
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1837. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 570 pp. - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Kaiser, Hinrich; Venancio Lopes Carvalho, Jester Ceballos, Paul Freed, Scott Heacox, Barbara Lester, Stephen J. Richards, Colin R. Trainor, Caitlin Sanchez, Mark O’Shea 2011. The herpetofauna of Timor-Leste: a first report. ZooKeys 109 (2011): 19-86 - get paper here
  • Kuhl,H. 1820. Beiträge zur Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie. Hermannsche Buchhandlung, Frankfurt, 152 pp. - 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
  • O’SHEA, Mark; Caitlin SANCHEZ, Andrew KATHRINER, Sven MECKE, Venancio LOPES CARVALHO, Agivedo VARELA RIBEIRO, Zito AFRANIO SOARES, Luis LEMOS DE ARAUJO and Hinrich KAISER 2015. Herpetological Diversity of Timor-Leste: Updates and a Review of Species Distributions. Asian Herpetological Research 6 (2): 73–131 - get paper here
  • O’SHEA, Mark; Caitlin SANCHEZ, Scott HEACOX, Andrew KATHRINER, Venancio LOPES CARVALHO, Agivedo VARELA RIBEIRO, Zito AFRANIO SOARES, Luis LEMOS DE ARAUJO and Hinrich KAISER 2012. First Update to Herpetofaunal Records from Timor-Leste. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (2): 114–126 - get paper here
  • Reilly, Sean B., Alexander L. Stubbs, Evy Arida, Benjamin R. Karin, Umilaela Arifin, Hinrich Kaiser, Ke Bi, Djoko T. Iskandar & Jimmy A. McGuire. 2022. Phylogenomic Analysis Reveals Dispersal-Driven Speciation and Divergence with Gene Flow in Lesser Sunda Flying Lizards (Genus Draco). Systematic Biology 71(1): 221–241 - get paper here
  • Sanchez, Caitlin; Venancio Lopes Carvalho,, Andrew Kathriner, Mark O’Shea and Hinrich Kaiser 2012. First report on the herpetofauna of the Oecusse District, an exclave of Timor-Leste. Herpetology Notes 5: 137-149
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