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flying dragon (Draco spilonotus)

at Tangkoko, northern Sulawesi, July 2009. These are very difficult to get good photos of because they move so fast and are so flighty (so to speak). This is a male one.

flying dragon (Draco spilonotus)
Chlidonias, 21 Apr 2010
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    • Chlidonias
      at Tangkoko, northern Sulawesi, July 2009. These are very difficult to get good photos of because they move so fast and are so flighty (so to speak). This is a male one. I have no idea which species it is.
    • condor
      There has been much confusion over Sulawesi Draco taxonomy, but in 2007 the members on the island was reviewed, resulting in a handful of allo- and parapatric species (scientific article: pdf). In short, the ones in Tangkoko are D. spilonotus and the ones in your Bantimurung photos are D. walkeri. However, this is based on current taxonomy: I've seen vague indications that further splitting might be necessary in both D. spilonotus (3 main populations, essentially following the distribution pattern of Celebes crested [incl. Tangkoko], Gorontalo and Heck's macaque) and D. walkeri (2 main population, one in the southern arm [incl. Bantimurung] and another in the central parts of the island).
    • Chlidonias
      oh awesome. Thanks very much for that! I don't keep as "proper" records of my herptile sightings as I do for the birds and mammals but I always like it when I get things identified eventually :D

      (Basically if I don't identify a bird or mammal it stays off the lists, but all the herptiles get listed as sightings until/if they are named)
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