Like T. prattorum, T. magellanus has the ability to show a blue-green sheen if viewed from an oblique angle.
In inhabits most of the Philippines except the western islands.
Ssp. sonani from the Orchid Island is less known than the nominate subspecies, but it is known to occur in the interior of the island.
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|Syn.:||apoensis Okano & Ohkura, 1978|
|Syn.:||apoensis Tsuakada & Nishiyama, 1980|
|Syn.:||leyteanus Okano & Ohkura, 1978|
|Etymology:||Named after explorer Fernão de Magalhães, who was killed in|
|the Philippines in 1521|
|Notes:||apoensis and leyteanus are by some authors considered to be good|
|subspecies or f.loc. of T. m. magellanus.|
|mf. magellanus Felder, 1862|
|mf. rhadamantoides Moonen, 1989|
|mf. apoensis Okano & Ohkura, 1978|
|ff. leyteanus Okano & Okano, 1983|
|f. cebuensis Okano & Okano, 1994|
|Distribution:||Cuyo Is., Philippines|
|Etymology:||Named after its type locality, Cuyo Is.|
|Notes:||Described as T. magellanus magellanus f.loc. cuyonensis.|
|Distribution:||Taiwan; Lán Yǔ Is. (= Lan Hsü = Orchid Island = Botel Tobago).|
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