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Harpesaurus brooksi (PARKER, 1924)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymThaumatorhynchus brooksi PARKER 1924
Harpesaurus brooksi — WERMUTH 1967: 63
Thaumatorhynchus brooksi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 201
Thaumatorhynchus brooksi — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 105
Harpesaurus brooksi — MANTHEY 2010: 54
Thaumatorhynchus brooksi — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Harpesaurus brooksi — PUTRA et al. 2020 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: Lebong Tandai, Res. Benkoelen, Sumatra.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.30.90 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentThaumatorhynchus has a single, cylindrical rostral horn.

Type species: Thaumatorhynchus brooksi PARKER 1924 is the type species of the genus Thaumatorhynchus PARKER 1924. Vinciguerra (1933) and Wermuth (1967) synonymised the genus Thaumatorhynchus with Harpesaurus.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).

Illustration: Manthey (2010) published the first images of a living specimen of H. brooksi. 
EtymologyNamed after Cecil Joslin Brooks (1875-1953), a collector, mainly botanical, in Borneo and Sumatra early in the 20th century. He was employed at a goldmine in Sumatra (1912-1923), traveled subsequently in the Dutch East Indies, and then sailed, via Australia and New Zealand, to Europe (1924). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Parker, H.W. 1924. Description of a new agamid lizard from Sumatra. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 14: 624-625 - 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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