Hypsilurus longi (MACLEAY, 1877)
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|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Tiaris Longii MACLEAY 1877: 103|
Hypsilurus macrolepis MÜLLER 1885: 163 (not PETERS 1872)
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — BOULENGER 1885: 296 (part.) (not Lophura (Hypsilurus) Godeffroyi PETERS 1867)
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — BOULENGER 1888: 90 (part.)
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — BOULENGER 1890: 39 (part.)
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — BOETTGER 1893: 44
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — DE ROOIJ 1915: 112 (part.)
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — DE ROOIJ 1920: 137
Gonyocephalus godeffroyi — BURT & BURT 1932: 496 (part.)
? Gonycephalus godeffroyi PARKER 1939: 3.
? Gonyocephalus Godeffroyi WERNER 1900: 45
Goniocephalus godeffroyi — LOVERIDGE 1948: 336 (not Lophura (Hypsilurus) Godeffroyi PETERS 1867)
Gonocephalus godeffroyi — WERMUTH 1967: 59 (part.) (not Lophura (Hypsilurus) Godeffroyi PETERS 1867)
Hypsilurus (Hypsilurus) godeffroyi — MOODY 1980 (part.): 600 (not Lophura (Hypsilurus) Godeffroyi PETERS 1867)
Hypsilurus godeffroyi SHEA & SADLIER 1999: 20
Hypsilurus longii — MANTHEY & DENZER 2006
Hypsilurus longii — SHEA 2008
|Distribution||New Britain, Bougainville, Duke of York; New Ireland ? and Treasury ? (Boulenger, 1885 as godeffroyi), Shortland Islands ?, New Guinea main island ? (see also comment on H. godeffroyi in MANTHEY & DENZER 2006).|
Type locality: see comment.
|Types||Holotype: AMS R 31935, donated by Mark H. Long, Formerly MMUS R831.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. large, robust, long–tailed species with homogeneous dorsal scalation and a discontinuous vertebral crest. Several scales below the tympanum sometimes strongly enlarged; a row of enlarged submaxillaries present; anterior edge of the gular pouch without enlarged scales. |
H. longii differs from all other species (with the exception of the variably coloured schoedei) by a light V–shaped marking on the nape present in females and young males (vs. absent); additionally from godeffroyi, papuensis, schoedei and schultzewestrumi by a higher number of scales between enlarged submaxillaries and infralabials 4–5 (vs. 2–3), from macrolepis and schoedei by a larger SVL, up to 235 mm (vs. < 130 mm), additionally from schoedei by a lower number of light bands on the back, 4 (vs. > 4) [if present], from godeffroyi by a broader head HW/SVL ≥ 0.137 (vs. ≤ 0.127) as well as keeled, narrowly spaced or overlapping anterior scales on the gular pouch (vs. smooth, separated), from schultzewestrumi by much smaller plates on the sides of the head largest plate significantly < Ø tympanum (vs. ≥ Ø tympanum), from papuensis by smaller tympani, T/E ≤ 1.0 (vs. ≥ 1.0) and the absence of a dark spot on either side of the neck (vs. present), from binotatus by a clearly visible notch in the vertebral crest near the nape (vs. insignificant indentation or continuous at the same height), from auritus, geelvinkianus, modestus, nigrigularis and bruijnii by the presence of enlarged scales below the tympanum (vs. absent), from boydii, spinipes and dilophus by a homogeneous dorsal scalation (vs. heterogeneous) and a longer tail TL/SVL > 3.0 (vs. < 2.3) (Manthey & Denzer 2006: 14).
|Comment||Distribution: Not listed by COGGER 2014 for Australia. Not on the Solomon Islands fide McCoy 2015. Not in Australia fide Shea 2008. The Type locality was given (erroneously) as “Northern Queensland, Australia.”|
|Etymology||Named after Mark H. Long who donated the holotype.|
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