Diploderma brevicauda

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Acrodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Agamidae
Subfamilia: Draconinae
Genus: Diploderma
Species: Diploderma brevicauda

Name[edit]

Diploderma brevicauda Manthey, Denzer, Hou & Wang, 2012

Holotype: AMNH 19879 (male, paratype of J. flaviceps), collected by R. C. Andrews and Edmund Heller, November 1916.

Type locality: Snow Mt. Village, 2740 m. (ca. 27°05’N, 100°11’E), 19 km north of Lijiang, Northwestern Yunnan, China.

Etymology: The name brevicauda (Lat. brevis = short, cauda = tail) means short tailed reflecting this morphological feature of the new species.

Mentions[edit]

  • Japalura flaviceps Barbour & Dunn, 1919: 16 (part.)
  • Japalura yunnanensis Werner, 1924: 41 (part.)
  • Japalura brevicauda Manthey, Denzer, Hou & Wang, 2012

References[edit]

  • Manthey, U. & Denzer, W., Hou, M. & X. Wang 2012: Discovered in historical collections: two new Japalura species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China. Zootaxa, 3200: 27–48. Preview