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Hydrosaurus amboinensis (SCHLOSSER, 1768)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Hydrosaurinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Sailfin Lizard
G: Segelechse 
SynonymLacerta amboinensis SCHLOSSER 1768
Lacerta amboinensis — SHAW & NODDER 1799: plate 403
Lacerta lophura SHAW 1802: 218
Istiurus Amboinensis — CUVIER 1829
Lacerta Amboinensis — CUVIER 1831: 131
Istiurus Amboinensis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 380
Lacerta javanica HORNSTEDT in GRAY 1845: 246 (nom. nud.; fide GRAY 1845)
Lophura shawii GRAY 1845: 247 (nom. subst. pro Lacerta amboinensis etc.)
Istiurus microlophus BLEEKER 1860
Lophura celebensis PETERS 1872: 581
Lophura amboinensis — GÜNTHER 1873
Lophura amboinensis — BOULENGER 1885: 402
Hydrosaurus amboinensis — POCHE 1903: 698
Lophura amboinensis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 128
Hydrosaurus amboinensis — WERMUTH 1967: 64
Hydrosaurus amboinensis — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 69 
DistributionIndonesia (Halmahera etc.), New Guinea

Type locality: Amboina.
Type locality: “am Ufer des Flusses von Posso in der Bai von Tomini” [= Poso River, Tomini Bay, Sulawesi, Indonesia] [Lophura celebensis PETERS 1872].  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 7393 [Lophura celebensis PETERS 1872] 
CommentSynonymy partly after WERMUTH 1967.

Type species: Lacerta amboinensis SCHLOSSER 1768 is the type species of the genus Hydrosaurus KAUP 1828: 1147. Lacerta amboinensis is also the type species of the genus Istiurus CUVIER 1829. The name Lophura is pre-occupied by Lophura FLEMING 1822, a bird (POCHE 1893). 
References
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