Japalura yulongensis Manthey, Denzer, Hou, and Wang 2012

Mountain dragon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1914

Rediscovered in ?



Yunnan Province (northwest), People's Republic of China


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Manthey, U., Wolfgang, D., Hou, M. and Wang, X. H. (2012). Discovered in historical collections: two new [i]Japalura[/i] species (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yulong Snow Mountains, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan, PR China. Zootaxa 30(1664): 27-48. [Abstract]


Other references:

Wang, Kai, Red, Jinlong, Jiang, Ke, Yuan, Zhiyong, Che, Jing and Siler, Cameron D. (2017). Rediscovery of the enigmatic Mountain Dragon, [i]Japalura yulongensis[/i] (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae), with notes on its natural history and conservation. Zootaxa 4318(2): 351-363. [Abstract]


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