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Discovered in historical collections: Two new Japalura species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China

Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Kindelbergweg 15, D-12249 Berlin, Germany
Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, GB-Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK
College of Continuing Education, Sichuan Normal University, CN-Chengdu, 610068, China
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN-Chengdu, 610041, China
Reptilia Agamidae Japalura taxonomy Yunnan China Japalura brevicauda spec. nov. Japalura yulongensis spec. nov. Japalura flaviceps Japalura batangensis Japalura zhaoermii


Several specimens from historical collections made in Yunnan (PR China) were found to be inconsistent with hithertoknown species of Japalura. Two species are described as new: Japalura brevicauda spec. nov. and Japalura yulongensisspec. nov. Diagnostic features for the new species are compiled and a key to closely related species is produced. The geographical distribution of these species is outlined and discussed.


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