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Literatur und Schriften
MANTHEY, U. & W. GROSSMANN (1997): Genus Harpesaurus - In: Amphibien und Reptilien Südostasiens. - Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster: 191-193.
Sumatra Nose-horned Lizard
A fourth specimen of Harpesaurus beccarii Doria 1888 to become known after about 80 years is described and compared with the available literature data. The first information on colouration in life is documented, and first behavioural data (feeding and drinking behaviour, escape tactics) are given. It is suggested that the conspicuous rostral appendage in this species and in related forms has social significance for species recognition which lowers its systematic value.
DAS, I., WEN, W.J. & V. MARTIN (2019): Harpesaurus borneensis (MERTENS, 1924) Borne-Hornagame. Sauria, Berlin, 41 (2): 1-3.
KING, FW (1978): A new Bornean lizard of the genus Harpesaurus. - Sarawak Museum Journal, 26 (47): 205-209.
LARDNER, B., CHIN, S.Y. & U. MANTHEY (2010): Notes on Harpesaurus borneensis (MERTENS 1924), a live bearing agamid lizard from the lowlands of Borneo. - Russian Journal of Herpetology, 17 (3): 231235.
Nias Nose-horned Lizard
Modigliani´s Nose-horned Lizard
The Modigliani’s nose-horned lizard, Harpesaurus modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1933, is one of the rarest lizards in the world, known only from its single type specimen collected in 1891, from North Sumatra, Indonesia. During explorations of the forests surrounding Lake Toba and its caldera, we discovered a population of H. modiglianii at an elevation of 1,675 m a.s.l., and provide the first data on its habitat. We here re-describe the species based on an examination of its type and new material, and provide an English translation of the complete original description which was originally written in Italian.
Java Nose-horned Lizard