Hydrosaurus weberi BARBOUR, 1911
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydrosaurus weberi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Hydrosaurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Weber's Sailfin Lizard|
|Synonym||Hydrosaurus weberi BARBOUR 1911: 20|
Lophura weberi— DE ROOIJ 1915: 130
Hydrosaurus weberi — WERMUTH 1967: 65
Hydrosaurus weberi — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Hydrosaurus weberi — GLÄSSER-TROBISCH & TROBISCH 2021
|Distribution||Indonesia (Halmahera, Ternate)|
Type locality: Weeda, Halmahera.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 7486 (in catalogue as 7505)|
|Diagnosis||Description: Head deep and massive; snout short, with a prominent upraised area, covered with enlarged keeled scales; other head-scales small, strongly keeled. Nostril round; tympanum small, one third the diameter of the orbit; gular scales very small, granular; a row of enlarged shields on each side along the lower labials, beginning at the shoulder region, and composed of short, thick, compressed spines; dorsal crest with longer, recurved spines, developed most in the mid-dorsal region. Dorsal scales small, imbricate, keeled, the keels turned upwards; along each side seven groups of two or three very large, roundish keeled scales. (In the female these are not so regularly distributed). Femoral pores 12 13. Tail not quite twice the length of head and body, crested. Limbs long, the adpressed hind limb reaches the tympanum, covered with keeled scales; on the anterior part of the fore limb five or six series of enlarged scales.|
Coloration: Dark brown above, uniform. Lower parts lighter. (After Barbour, cited in de Rooij 1915: 130)
|Etymology||Named after Professor Max Weber (Amsterdam) who studied East Indian zoogeography.|