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Draco quinquefasciatus


Draco quinquefasciatus (Hardwicke & Gray, 1827)

Family Name: Agamidae
Taxonomic Group: Vertebrates (Reptile)
Common Name: Five-banded Flying Lizard


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Description Body slender with small scales and long slender limbs. A broad flap of skin (patagium) supported by ribs extending from the sides of its body. Green mottled with brown on the body, patagium orange with five broad black bands. Throat flap orange and white.

Ecology, Habitat & Location

Ecological Notes Diurnal and arboreal, inhabiting trees in mature forest. It appears to feed largely on ants and termites. Capable of gliding from tree to tree by extending the patagium at the sides of the body.
Habitats Forest, Terrestrial
Distribution In Singapore, occurs in the Central Nature Reserves. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
Nature Reserves Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve


Trends & Threats Mainly habitat degradation.
Scientific Interest & Potential Value The biology of this species is poorly known. First observed in Singapore in 2001.
Conservation Notes Habitat protection.


Species Status Native
Conservation Status Rare
Singapore Red Data Book Status Endangered (EN) [2008]




References Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp

Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp


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Species record last updated on: 21 August 2019.