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Flying dragon, preserved specimen in alcohol, ID needed

at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle du La Rochelle (France), I visited this museum in 2009 too quickly for photograph labels and this photo remained unidentified in my archives since then... I compared every species in Google images but none match exactly. Maybe could be Draco spilonotus?

Flying dragon, preserved specimen in alcohol, ID needed
Kakapo, 24 Sep 2017
    • Chlidonias
      it could be lots of species - you need wing colour and fan shape and colour, and collection locality obviously helps as well.
    • Anteaterman
      It might be asiatic flying lizard.
    • Kakapo
      Chlidonias: Of course we can't count with fan nor locality (if not, probably I would not need to ask here, getting an ID by myself). But wing colour, although probably faded, is visible in the image - it should be more or less yellow, with isolated black markings becoming bigger and bolder near frontal edge.

      Anteaterman: what is the name of the asiatic flying lizard? (All species of the genus Draco are asiatic).
    • Chlidonias
      I can see no base colour remaining on the wings, only pattern.
    • Anteaterman
      @Kakapo, I believe this is draco maculatus.
    • Kakapo
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