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THE FLYING LIZARDS OF THE DRACO LINEATUS GROUP (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA: AGAMIDAE): A TAXONOMIC REVISION WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF TWO NEW SPECIES

THE FLYING LIZARDS OF THE DRACO LINEATUS GROUP (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA: AGAMIDAE): A TAXONOMIC... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Herpetological Monographs Allen Press

THE FLYING LIZARDS OF THE DRACO LINEATUS GROUP (SQUAMATA: IGUANIA: AGAMIDAE): A TAXONOMIC REVISION WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF TWO NEW SPECIES

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Publisher
Allen Press
Copyright
The Herpetologists' League, Inc.
Subject
ARTICLES
ISSN
0733-1347
eISSN
1938-5137
DOI
10.1655/07-012.1
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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.

Journal

Herpetological MonographsAllen Press

Published: Dec 28, 2007

Keywords: Draco ; General Lineage Concept of species ; Indonesia ; New species ; Sulawesi, Maluku ; Taxonomy

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