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Taxonomy of the family Agamidae
Bibliography of the genus Physignathus
Biodiversity of the family Agamidae








Genus
Physignathus

Indochinese Water Dragon

Grüne Wasseragame, Cochinchina-Wasseragame

Grřn Vandagam

1829 Physignathus Cuvier (type species: Physignathus cocincinus Cuvier 1829)
1846 Physognathus Agassiz [invalid emendation]
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included Intellagama and some members of Amphibolurus.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Physignathus cocincinus

Indochinese Water Dragon, Green Water Dragon, Asian Water Dragon

Grüne Wasseragame, Cochinchina-Wasseragame

Grřn Vandagam

1829 Physignathus cocincinus Cuvier
1831 Lophura cuvieri Gray (Boulenger 1885)
1837 Istiurus physignathus Duméril & Bibron [substitute name for Physignathus cocincinus Cuvier 1829] (Wermuth 1967)
1861 Dilophyrus mentager Günther (Smith 1935)
Physignathus mentager Ortner 1982
1885 Physignathus cochinchinensis Boulenger (Wermuth 1967)
1912 Physignathus caudicinctus Barbour (Smith 1935)

Introduced to: China (Hong Kong), Malaysia (West Malaysia [Penang Island]), USA (Florida).
Distribution: Cambodia, China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).


Physignathus cocincinus
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