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Intellagama lesueurii (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesIntellagama lesueurii howittii (MCCOY 1884)
Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii (GRAY 1831) 
Common NamesE: lesueurii: Eastern Water Dragon
howittii: Gippsland Water Dragon
G: Australische Wasseragame 
SynonymLophura lesueurii GRAY 1831: 60
Istiurus Lesueurii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 384
Iguana paramatensis FITZINGER 1843: 49 (nomen nudum)
Physignathus lesueurii — GRAY 1845
Amphibolurus maculiferus GIRARD 1857: 199
Amphibolurus heterurus PETERS 1866: 86
Amphibolurus branchialis DE VIS 1884
Physignathus lesueurii — BOULENGER 1885: 398
Physignathus lesueuri — DE ROOIJ 1915: 133
Physignathus lesueurii — COGGER 1983
Intellagama lesueurii — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 93
Physignathus lesueurii — COGGER 2000: 345
Physignathus lesueuerii [sic] — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 147
Physignathus lesueurii — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 380
Istiurus lesueurii — TOWNSEND et al. 2011
Intellagama lesueurii — AMEY et al. 2012
Intellagama leuseurii — GARDINER et al. 2014 (in error)
Intellagama leseureuii — GARDINER et al. 2014 (in error) 
DistributionNew Guinea ?, E Australia.
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria)

Type locality: “Neu-Südwales (Clarence River)” [Amphibolurus heterurus] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MNHP 392, from Paramatta [sic], N. S. W.
Holotype: unknown, from NSW [Amphibolurus maculiferus]
Syntypes: ZMB 5321-2 [Amphibolurus heterurus]
Syntypes: from neighbourhood of Brisbane, Qld., QM, presumed lost [Amphibolurus branchialis]
Lectotype: NMV D1822, from Upper Buchan River, Vic., designated by Coventry (1970) [Physignathus lesueurii howittii] 
CommentOccurrence in New Guinea is based on only one specimen purchased in 1871 and described in 1915 and therefore might be in error (WATKINS-COLWELL & JOHNSTON 1999).

Synonymy after COGGER 1983.

Type species: Lophura lesueurii GRAY 1831 is the type species of the genus Istiurus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837 which was resurrected by TOWNSEND et al. 2011. The genus Lophura is pre-occupied by a genus of phasianid birds (FLEMING 1822). The genus Physignathus is not monophyletic (TOWNSEND et al. 2011), which is why lesueurii has been assigned to various other genera. 
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