Draco blanfordii Boulenger, 1885

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

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scientific name

Draco blanfordii Boulenger, 1885
status

 

Draco blanfordii Boulenger, 1885  

Description.

Adult females (n = 2) 101.4, 107.9 mm SVL, adult male (n = 1) 96.4 mm SVL, 183-190, 178 mm TailL respectively; 175, 178 mm & 174 mm HeadL; 46-50% TrunkL/SVL, 16-18% HeadL/SVL, 68-74% HeadW/HeadL, 42-51% HeadH/HeadL, 11% SnEye/HeadL, 25-29% EyeEar/HeadL. Fourth finger lamellae range from 26 to 28 and fourth toe lamellae 26 to 30.

Natural history notes.

As for the preceding C. emma   , Draco   occurs in open-canopied situations and along forest edges. Each of the females was gravid; the smaller female bears four eggs, two on each side; the larger one has seven eggs, three on right, four on left. The shelled eggs are ~10-12 mm in length.

General Distribution.

Bangladesh through southern Myanmar and Thailand to northern West Malaysia, also Vietnam.

Molecular Data.

Our specimens were placed in their own COIBIN, no other COI sequences are currently available for D. blanfordii   . Our 16S sequences are 100% identical to D. blanfordii   specimens in GenBank (AB023751) from Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia ( Honda et al. 1999).

Specimens examined.

USNM 587024-026.

Red List status.

NE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Agamidae

Genus

Draco