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Gonocephalus lacunosus MANTHEY & DENZER, 1991

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Manthey's Forest Dragon 
SynonymGonocephalus lacunosus MANTHEY & DENZER 1991
Gonocephalus lacunosus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 185
Gonocephalus lacunosus — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 64
Gonocephalus lacunosus — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Gonocephalus lacunosus — HARVEY et al. 2021 
DistributionIndonesia (N Sumatra)

Type locality: stream next to Sikulikap Waterfall at ca. 1200 m elevation, near Berastagi, North Sumatra, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 48616, "Berastagi, Nordsumatra", leg. Steiof, Denzer & Manthey. Paratypus: ZMB 48857 
CommentDistribution: see map in Harvey et la. 2021: 106 (Fig. 7).

Abundance: Rare. This is one of the species called 'lost' and 'rediscovered' by Lindken et al. 2024. 
  • Harvey, Michael B., Sarker, Goutam C., Sidik, Irvan, Kurniawan, Nia, and Smith, Eric N. 2023. A Contribution to the Systematics of Sunda Shelf Angle- Headed Dragons (Agamidae: Gonocephalus) with the Description of New Taxa from Sumatra. Herpetological Monographs, 37(1): 1-40 - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B.; Inna Rech, Awal Riyanto, Nia Kurniawan & Eric N. Smith 2021. A New Angle-Headed Dragon (Agamidae: Gonocephalus) from Montane Forests of the Southern Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra. Herpetologica Mar 2021 Vol. 77, No. 1: 94-109 - get paper here
  • Lindken T.; Anderson, C. V., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Barki, G., Biggs, C., Bowles, P., Chaitanya, R., Cronin, D. T., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J. M., Kennerley, R. J., Lacher, T. E. Jr., Luedtke, J. A., Liu, C., Long, B., Mallon, D., Martin, G. M., Meiri, 2024. What factors influence the rediscovery of lost tetrapod species? Global Change Biology, 30: 1-18 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Manthey U; Denzer W 1991. Die Echten Winkelkopfagamen der Gattung Gonocephalus Kaup (Sauria: Agamidae). 1. Die megalepis-Gruppe mit Gonocephalus lacunosus sp. n. aus Nord-Sumatra. Sauria 13 (1): 3-10 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - 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
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
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