Draco walkeri BOULENGER, 1891
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Draco walkeri?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Draco walkeri BOULENGER 1891|
Draco walkeri — DE ROOIJ 1915: 75
Draco walkeri — MCGUIRE et al. 2007: 205
Type locality: ‘‘Koepang, Timor’’ (in error fide MUSTERS 1983).
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 19220.127.116.11, designated by Musters, 1983).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Draco walkeri can be distinguished from all other members of the D. lineatus group by the following combination of characteristics: (1) the dorsal patagial coloration of males gray or brown proximally, black distally, with one to three tan or white radial bands anteriorly, the anteriormost radial bands most distinct, (2) male dewlap short and rounded distally, (3) dewlap in males pale yellow in coloration, (4) usual presence of a melanic interorbital spot, (5) presence of a melanic nuchal spot in males and females, (6) usual absence of a melanic postnuchal spot, (7) absence of white pigments in association with nuchal and variably present postnuchal spots, (8) presence of melanic ‘eye spots’ (dark spots with associated white or pale pigments) on the supraorbital semicircles of both sexes, (9) usual presence of a parietal lens (32/35), and (10) tympana variably unscaled, partially-scaled, or completely covered with scales (from MCGUIRE et al. 2007).|
See also description in De Rooij 1915: 75.
|Comment||Draco walkeri has been previously synonymized with Draco (lineatus) beccarii by SMITH 1927 and HENNIG 1936.|
|Etymology||Named after James John Walker (1851-1939), who served in the Royal Navy and was an amateur natural historian and entomologist. He was on board HMS Penguin (1890-1892), which surveyed Australasian waters and the Pacific (1890-1907).|
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