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Hypsilurus
Boyd's Forest Dragon on tree Alt Edit3.jpg
Hypsilurus boydii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Amphibolurinae
Genus: Hypsilurus
W. Peters, 1867

Hypsilurus is a genus of arboreal lizards in the family Agamidae. The genus is endemic to Melanesia.

Species

As of 2020, Hypsilurus contains the following 18 species:

  • Hypsilurus auritus (Meyer, 1874)
  • Hypsilurus binotatus (Meyer, 1874) – two-marked forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus bruijnii (W. Peters & Doria, 1878) – Bruijn's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus capreolatus Kraus & S. Myers, 2012
  • Hypsilurus geelvinkianus (W. Peters & Doria, 1878) – New Guinea forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus godeffroyi (W. Peters, 1867) – northern forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus hikidanus Manthey & Denzer, 2006 – Hikida's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus longi (Macleay, 1877) – Long's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus macrolepis W. Peters, 1872
  • Hypsilurus magnus Manthey & Denzer, 2006
  • Hypsilurus modestus (Meyer, 1874) – modest forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus nigrigularis (Meyer, 1874)
  • Hypsilurus ornatus Manthey & Denzer, 2006 – Denzer's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus papuensis (Macleay, 1877) – Papua forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus schoedei (T. Vogt, 1932) – Vogt's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi (Urban, 1999)
  • Hypsilurus spinosus (A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851)
  • Hypsilurus tenuicephalus Mathey & Denzer, 2006

Three species previously assigned to the genus Hypsilurus have now been moved to the genus Lophosaurus:

  • Hypsilurus boydii (Macleay, 1884) – Boyd's forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus dilophus (A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837) – Indonesian forest dragon
  • Hypsilurus spinipes (A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851) – southern forest dragon, southern angle-headed dragon

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Hypsilurus.

  • Peters W (1867). "Über Flederthiere ... und Amphibien ( Hypsilurus ... )". Monatsberichte der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1867: 703-712. (Hypsilurus, new subgenus, pp. 707–708). (in German).
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