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Hypsilurus capreolatus KRAUS & MYERS, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHypsilurus capreolatus KRAUS & MYERS 2012 
DistributionN Papua New Guinea (West Sepik), elevation 0-550 m

Type locality: Parkop, 3.424578S, 142.518668E, 420 m elevation (GPS datum AUS 66), Torricelli Mts., West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BPBM 23413 (field no. FK 11409), adult female, obtained by native collectors, 13 May 2005. Paratypes (n = 28). Adult males (n = 2): Papua New Guinea: East Sepik Province: Bainyik (MCZ 152896); West Sepik Province: Torricelli Mts.: 3.2 km SSE Mt. Sapau summit, 3.393298S, 142.528268E, 550 m (BPBM 23420). Subadult males (n = 9): West Sepik Province: Torricelli Mts.: Parkop, 3.424578S, 142.518668E, 420 m (BPBM 23414, 23417–19), 3.2 km SSE Mt. Sapau summit, 3.393298S, 142.528268E, 550 m (PNGNM 25172); East Sepik Province: Prince Alexander Mts.: Joromba, 3.57928338S, 143.50058E, 87 m (BPBM 35621), along Joromba River, 3.578858S, 143.500338E, 230 m (BPBM 35622), Herimuri, 3.58891668S, 143.5012338E, 67 m (BPBM 35623–24). Adult female (n = 1): East Sepik Province: Bainyik (MCZ 152897). Subadult females (n = 3): West Sepik Province: Torricelli Mts.: Parkop, 3.424578S, 142.518668E, 420 m (BPBM 23415); East Sepik Province: Prince Alexander Mts.: Nioguangia, 3.55548S, 143.5381338E, 12 m (BPBM 34751, 35631). Unsexed juveniles (n = 13): West Sepik Province: Torricelli Mts.: Parkop, 3.424578S, 142.518668E, 420 m (BPBM 23412, 23416, PNGNM 25171); East Sepik Province: Prince Alexander Mts.: Nioguangia, 3.55548S, 143.5381338E, 12 m (BPBM 35625–30, 35632–35). 
CommentHabitat: forest 
References
  • CORNING, S. 2015. Die Haltung und Zucht der neuguineischen Winkelkopf­agamen Hypsilurus magnus Manthey & Denzer, 2006 und Hypsilurus cf. capreolatus Kraus & Myers, 2012 Sauria 37 (3): 37-42 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred and Shepherd Myers 2012. New Species of Hypsilurus (Squamata: Agamidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology 46 (3): 396-401. - get paper here
  • MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER 2016. Melanesian anglehead lizards of the genus Hypsilurus Peters, 1867 – Part 1: Species from New Guinea Sauria 38 (3): 11 - 36 - get paper here
 
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