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Harpesaurus beccarii DORIA, 1888

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sumatra Nose-horned Lizard 
SynonymHarpesaurus beccarii DORIA 1888: 646
Harpesaurus beccarii — DE ROOIJ 1915: 97
Harpesaurus beccarii — WERMUTH 1967: 63
Harpesaurus beccarii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 191
Harpesaurus beccarii — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 66
Harpesaurus beccarii — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: Lubu Selassi near Padang, Sumatra.  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 28489 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Odoardo Beccari (I843-1920), an Italian botanist, who collected in Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, and Ethiopia. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. 1989. Rediscovery of the Sumatran agamid lizard Harpesaurus beccarii DORIA 1888, with the first notes on a live specimen. Tropical Zoology 2: 31-35 - get paper here
  • Capocaccia, L. 1961. Catalogo dei tipi di Rettili del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova [MSNG]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 72: 86-111
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • Doria, G. 1888. Note Erpetologiche - Alcuni nuovi Sauri raccolti in Sumatra dal Dr. O. Beccari. Ann. Mus. civ. stor. nat. Genova 2 (ser. 6): 646-652 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Manthey, U. 1990. Das Portrait: Harpesaurus beccarii DORIA. Sauria 12 (3): 1-2 - 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
  • Putra, C.A. et al. 2020. Rediscovery of Modigliani’s nose-horned lizard, Harpesaurus modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1933 (Reptilia: Agamidae) after 129 years without any observation. TAPROBANICA 9 (1): 3-11 - 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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