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Harpesaurus modiglianii VINCIGUERRA, 1933

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Modigliani's Nose-horned Lizard 
SynonymHarpesaurus modiglianii VINCIGUERRA 1933
Harpesaurus modigliani — WERMUTH 1967: 63
Harpesaurus modigliani — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 193
Harpesaurus modigliani — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 66
Harpesaurus modiglianii — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Harpesaurus modiglianii — PUTRA et al. 2020 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: Si-Rambé Forest, N Sumatra.  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 32191, male, collected by Dr. Elio Modigliani in 1891 (Capocaccia 1961). 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen and 2 additional specimens found in 2018 (Meiri et al. 2017, Putra et al. 2020).

Putra et al. 2020 provide an english translation of the original description in Italian. 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Elio Modigliani. 
  • 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
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vinciguerra,D. 1933. Descrizione di una nuova specie di Harpesaurus di Sumatra. Ann. Mus. civ. stor. nat. Genova 56: 355-357 - get paper here
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