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Hypsilurus bruijnii (PETERS & DORIA, 1878)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bruijni ForestDragon 
SynonymGonyocephalus (Hypsilurus) bruijnii PETERS & DORIA 1878
Gonyocephalus bruijnii — BOULENGER 1885: 295
Gonyocephalus bruyni [sic] — DE ROOIJ 1915: 115
Hypsilurus bruijnii — BAUER et al. 1995: 53
Hypsilurus bruijnii — MANTHEY & DENZER 2006: 10 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea (Western Province); Batanta Island.

Type locality: Monti Arfak” [= Arfak mountains, Doberai (Vogelkop) Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 9562 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Medium–sized, long–tailed species with homogeneous dorsal scalation and a discontinuous vertebral crest. Several scales below the tympanum and at the angle of the mouth enlarged; a row of enlarged submaxillaries present; anterior edge of the gular pouch without enlarged scales.
H. bruijnii differs from modestus by the presence of a dorsal crest (vs. absent), auritus, geelvinkianus and nigrigularis by a small gular pouch with roundish base near the clavicular region (vs. large with acute base on the chest), as well as the presence of a row of enlarged submaxillaries (vs. absent); additionally from auritus by the absence of dark spots on either side of the neck (vs. present), geelvinkianus by a normally developed dorsal crest (vs. rudimentary), boydii, spinipes and dilophus by homogeneous dorsal scalation (vs. heterogeneous) and a longer tail TL/SVL > 3.0 (vs. < 2.3), all other species the absence of large plates on either side of the head (vs. present) (Manthey & Denzer 2006: 10). 
CommentSimilar species: H. magnus. 
EtymologyNamed after Anton August Bruijn (d. 1885), a Dutch plumassier (feather merchant). Beolens et al. speculate that there may have been two men of the same name, perhaps brothers, operating in the same area. 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Denzer, Wolfgang; Ulrich Manthey 2016. Remarks on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Hypsilurus Peters, 1867 (Reptilia, Agamidae, Amphibolurinae). Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (1): 103–110; DOI: 10.3897/zse.92.7469 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Denzer, W. 2006. A revision of the Melanesian-Australian angle head lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. Hamadryad 30 (1-2): 1 – 40 - get paper here
  • MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER 2016. Melanesian anglehead lizards of the genus Hypsilurus Peters, 1867 – Part 1: Species from New Guinea. Sauria 38 (3): 11 - 36 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - get paper here
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