• 1 Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Calle Rio Segura 26, 30600 Archena, Murcia, Spain.; Email:
  • 2 Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Kindelbergweg 15, 12249 Berlin, Germany.; Email:
  • 3 Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.; Email:
  • 4 Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany.; Email:
Zootaxa, 2015;4039(1):129-44.
PMID: 26624470 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4039.1.5


The generic assignment of the draconine lizard Gonocephalus robinsonii from the highlands of West-Malaysia has been uncertain since the original description. Here we present a study based on morphology, previously published karyotype data and molecular phylogenetics using 16S rRNA sequences to evaluate the systematic status of G. robinsonii. As a result we describe Malayodracon gen. nov. to accommodate the species.

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