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Hypsilurus nigrigularis (MEYER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymGonyocephalus (Hypsilurus) nigrigularis MEYER 1874: 129
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — BOULENGER 1885: 296
Gonyocephalus nigrigularis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 111
Goniocephalus nigrigularis — LOVERIDGE 1948: 316
Gonocephalus nigrigularis — WERMUTH 1967: 61
Hypsilurus (Hypsilurus) nigrilabris (sic!) — MOODY 1980: 300 (in error)
Hypsilurus nigrilabris — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 130
Hypsilurus nigrigularis — BARTS & WILMS 2003 
DistributionNew Guinea

Type locality: Neu-Guinea. Locus typicus restrictus (according to data from Meyer, 1886/87): Rubi, am Südufer der Geelvinkbai, ~ 3° 23’S; 135° 15’E, West Papua Province, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MTD 2967 (now MTKD) 
CommentSimilar species: Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - 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.
  • Loveridge, A. 1948. New Guinean reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and United States National Museum. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 101 (2): 305-430. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Meyer, A.B. 1874. Übersicht über die von mir auf Neu-Guinea und den Inseln Jobi, Mysore und Mafoor im Jahre 1873 gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1874: 128-140 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1879. Notice sur quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus de la Nouvelle-Guinee. [Elania annulata]. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris (7) 3: 47-61 - get paper here
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