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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Dusky flying dragon

Thai: กิ้งก่าบินมลายู

Binomial name: Draco obscurus, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

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Scientific classification

Draco obscurus

Common names

  • German: Rotlappen-Flugdrache
  • English:
    • Dusky flying dragon
    • Dusky gliding lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าบินมลายู


  • Draco obscurus laetepictus, Henning, 1936

  • Draco obscurus obscurus, George Albert Boulenger, 1887

    Range: Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo) with type locality in Mount Kina Baloo, Borneo.


  • Draco cf. obscurus, Mark Auliya (2006)
  • Draco obscurus obscurus, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Draco obscurus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Draco obscurus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Draco formosus obscurus, Ulrich Manthey (1983)
  • Draco obscurus obscurus, Kees Musters (1983)
  • Draco obscurus laetepictus, Kees Musters (1983)
  • Draco formosus obscurus, Heinz Wermuth (1967)
  • Draco formosus laetepictus, Heinz Wermuth (1967)
  • Draco formosus obscurus, Emil Hans Willi Hennig (1936)
  • Draco obscurus laetepictus, Henning (1936)
  • Draco formosus laetepictus, Henning (1936)
  • Draco obscurus, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Draco affinis, Franz Baumann (1913)
  • Draco obscurus, George Albert Boulenger (1887)

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Distribution map of Dusky flying dragon, Draco obscurus in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Bannang Sata District, Yala
  • Betong District, Yala
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Wang Hip
  • Khok Pho District, Pattani
  • Pathio District, Chumphon
  • Waeng District, Narathiwat

Range map of Draco obscurus in Thailand

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

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