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Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis (DE GRIJS, 1937)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCalotes kinabaluensis DE GRIJS 1937
Calotes kinabaluensis — WERMUTH 1967: 39
Calotes kinabaluensis — MOODY 1980
Calotes kinabaluensis — MANTHEY 1983
Bronchocela kinabaluensis — MALKMUS 1994: 235
Calotes kinabaluensis — HALLERMANN 2000
Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis — MANTHEY & DENZER 2000
Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis — MANTHEY 2010: 55 
DistributionIndonesia (N Borneo)

Type locality: Kina-Balu Mountains, North Borneo.  
TypesHolotype: ZMH (missing fide HALLERMANN 1998). Only one extant specimen of C. kinabaluensis is known and deposited in the Kyoto University Collection and has been examined by OTA & HIKIDA (1996). 
CommentEndemic to Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo fide MANTHEY 1983, 2012.

Type species: Calotes kinabaluensis DE GRIJS 1937 is the type species of the genus Hypsicalotes MANTHEY & DENZER 2000. 
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • de Grijs,P. 1937. Eine neue Eidechse aus Nord-Borneo: Calotes kinabaluensis. Zool. Anz. 117: 136-138
  • Hallermann, J. 2000. A new species of Calotes from the Moluccas (Indonesia) with notes on the biogeogreaphy of the genus (Sauria: Agamidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 49 (1-2): 155-163 - get paper here
  • Inger, R. F. & M. LAKIM. 1998. Rediscovery of the agamid lizard Calotes kinabaluensis de Grijs (Lacertilia: Agamidae) in Borneo, with notes on its habitat. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 143-144. - get paper here
  • Malkmus,R. 1994. Herpetologische Beobachtungen aam Mt. Kinabalu, Nord-Borneo. IV. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70: 217-249. - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Manthey, U. 2012. Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis (DE GRIJS) [Agamidae: Draconinae]. Sauria 34 (1): 2 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & W. Denzer 2000. Description of a new genus, Hypsicalotes gen. nov. (Sauria: Agamidae) from Mt. Kinabalu, North Borneo, with remarks on the generic identity of Gonocephalus schultzewestrumi Urban, 1999. Hamadryad 25 (1): 13-20
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Moody,S.M. 1980. Phylogenetic and historical biogeographical relationships of the genera in the family Agamidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia). PhD thesis, Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor, 373 pp.
  • Ota, H. & T. HIKIDA 1996. The second specimen of Calotes kinabaluensis DE GRIJS (Squamata: Agamidae) from Sabah, Malaysia, with comments on the taxonomic status of the species. Journal of Herpetology 30 (2): 288-291. - get paper here
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