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Hypsilurus magnus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHypsilurus magnus MANTHEY & DENZER 2006
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — DE ROOIJ 1909: 377 (not Lophura (Hypsilurus) Godeffroyi PETERS 1867)
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — BOULENGER 1914: 255 (not Gonyocephalus (Hypsilurus) nigrigularis MEYER 1874)
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — DE ROOIJ 1915 (part.): 111
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — DE ROOIJ 1920: 137
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — DE JONG 1927: 310
Gonocephalus nigrigularis — URBAN 1977: 75, 110 (not Gonyocephalus (Hypsilurus) nigrigularis MEYER 1874)
? Hypsilurus nigrigularis SCHULTE et al., 2003: 600
Hypsilurus magnus — KRAUS 2013 
DistributionPapua, Province of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (Prince Alexander Mts., Huriak, 3.5846°S, 143.5007°E, 68 m asl.;Madang, West Sepik)

Type locality: Gariau aan het Jamoer meer (Gariau near Lake Jamur, 3°42’S 134°56’E)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 29093 
CommentSimilar species: H. bruijnii. 
EtymologyNamed after its large size. 
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
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • de Rooij, N. de 1909. Reptilien (Eidechsen, Schildkröten und Krokodile). Nova Guinea 5: 375-383 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Denzer, Wolfgang; Ulrich Manthey 2016. Remarks on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Hypsilurus Peters, 1867 (Reptilia, Agamidae, Amphibolurinae) Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (1): 103–110; DOI: 10.3897/zse.92.7469 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred. 2013. Further range extensions for reptiles and amphibians from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 277-280
  • Manthey, U. & Denzer, W. 2006. A revision of the Melanesian-Australian angle head lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. Hamadryad 30 (1-2): 1 – 40
  • 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
  • Schulte, James A., II; Melville, Jane; Larson, Allan. 2003. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for ancient divergence of lizard taxa on either side of Wallace's Line. Proceedings: Biological Sciences 270 (1515): 597-604
 
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