The flying lizards of the Draco lineatus group (Squamata: Iguania: Agamidae): A taxonomic revision with descriptions of two new species

Jimmy A. McGuire, Rafe M. Brown, Mumpuni, Awal Riyanto, Noviar Andayani

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Abstract

The Draco lineatus group is a monophyletic assemblage confined to islands within Wallacea. Nine species are recognized, including two described as new. For each species, a synonymy, diagnosis, description of squamation and color pattern, and summaries of distribution and natural history are provided. We resolve several long-standing taxonomic misconceptions including (1) proper allocation of the name Draco lineatus, (2) exclusion of D. bimaculatus and D. modigliani from the D. lineatus group, and (3) proper allocation of the names D. beccarii and D. walkeri. Unlike all previous studies, we recognize three morphologically distinct taxa (here recognized as species) on the island of Sulawesi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-212
Number of pages34
JournalHerpetological Monographs
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Draco
  • General lineage concept of species
  • Indonesia
  • New species
  • Sulawesi, Maluku
  • Taxonomy

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