Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi (URBAN, 1999)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Gonocephalus schultzewestrumi URBAN 1999|
Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi — MANTHEY & DENZER 2000
Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi — MANTHEY & DENZER 2006
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (and probably West Papua Province, Indonesia).|
Type locality: near Nondugl, Papua New Guinea (5°52’S, 144°46’E).
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 1965/82, paratype: ZSM 1965/89|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.– Medium–sized, slender, long–tailed species with homogeneous dorsal scalation and a discontinuous vertebral crest. Extremely large plates below the tympanum and several extremely large gulars; a row of enlarged submaxillaries present; upper part of the anterior edge of the gular pouch with enlarged scales. |
H. schultzewestrumi differs from all other species by the presence of large plates on the sides of the head, maximum size of the largest scale > Ø tympanum (vs. ≤ Ø tympanum), several large gulars ≥ Ø tympanum (vs. ≈ Ø tympanum), as well as a saw–toothed anterior edge of the gular pouch consisting of enlarged scales (vs. anterior edge of the gular pouch smooth); additionally from boydii, spinipes and dilophus by a homogeneous dorsal scalation (vs. heterogeneous) and a longer tail TL/SVL > 3.0 (vs. < 2.3).
|Comment||Similar species: H. nigrigularis.|
H. schultzewestrumi was originally described in an unpublished thesis (Urban 1977).