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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Black-bearded flying dragon

Thai: กิ้งก่าบินคอดำ

Binomial name: Draco melanopogon, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

Draco melanopogon, commonly known as the black-bearded gliding lizard, is a species of agamid "flying lizard" endemic to Southeast Asia.


South Thailand (south of Isthmus of Kra), West Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.

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Scientific classification

Draco melanopogon

Common names

  • German: Schwarzbart-Flugdrache
  • English:
    • Black-barbed flying dragon
    • Black-bearded gliding lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าบินคอดำ


  • Draco melanopogon melanopogon, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

  • Draco melanopogon nigriappendiculatus, Edward Bartlett, 1894

    Range: Sumatra, Borneo. Type locality: Kuching, Sarawak.


  • Draco melanopogon, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
  • Draco melanopogon nigriappendiculatus, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Draco melanopogon, Ulrich Manthey & Norbert Schuster (1999)
  • Draco melanopogon, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Draco melanopogon, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Draco melanopogon, Kees Musters (1983)
  • Draco melanopogon, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
  • Draco melanopogon, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Draco melanopogon, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Draco melanopogon, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Draco nigriappendiculatus, Edward Bartlett (1894)
  • Draco melanopogon nigriappendiculatus, Edward Bartlett (1894)
  • Draco nigriappendiculatus, Edward Bartlett (1894)
  • Draco melanopogon, George Albert Boulenger (1887)
Distribution map of Black-bearded flying dragon, Draco melanopogon in Thailand

Range map of Draco melanopogon in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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