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Hypsilurus (PETERS, 1867)

Winkelkopfagamen

BURSEY, C.R., GIOLDBERG, S:R. & F. KRAUS (2009): New species of Pseudabbreviata (Nematoda: Physalopteridae) and other helminths in two species of Hypsilurus (Sauia: Agamidae) from papua and New Guinea. – Journal of Parasitology, 95: 920-923.

DENZER, W. & U. MANTHEY (2016): Remarks on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Hypsilurus Peters, 1867 (Reptilia, Agamidae, Amphibolurinae). - Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (1): 103–11.

Specimens of Hypsilurus spp. corresponding to sequences deposited on GenBank were re-examined. The voucher specimens relating to GenBank sequences were tracked down and their species status confirmed. Sequences reported in earlier publication as H. “brui­jnii” and H. “nigrigularis” turned out to be those of H. magnus and H. schultzewestrumi instead. Further confusion surrounded specimens of H. modestus, H. dilophus and H. papuensis. Based on these results a new phylogenetic tree was constructed and the genus name Lophosaurus Fitzinger, 1843 was resurrected.

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2016): Melanesische Winkelkopfagamen der Gattung Hypsilurus PETERS, 1867 – Teil 1: Arten von Neuguinea. [Melanesian anglehead lizards of the genus Hypsilurus PETERS, 1867 – Part 1: Species from New Guinea]. – Sauria, Berlin, 38 (3): 11-36.

Hypsilurus auritus MEYER, 1874



Hypsilurus binotatus MEYER, 1874

Two-marked Forest Dragon


Hypsilurus bruijnii PETERS & DORIA, 1878

Bruijni Forest Dragon


Hypsilurus capreolatus KRAUS & MYERS, 2012


CORNING, S. (2015): Die Haltung und Zucht der neuguineischen Winkelkopfagamen Hypsilurus magnus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006 und Hypsilurus cf. capreolatus KRAUS & MYERS, 2010. – Sauria, Berlin, 37 (3): 37-42.

KRAUS, F. & S. MYERS (2012): New Species of Hypsilurus (Squamata: Agamidae) from Papua New Guinea. - Journal of Herpetology 46 (3): 396-401.

We describe a new species of agamid lizard of the genus Hypsilurus from northern Papua New Guinea. The new species is characterized by its small adult size, scalational features, small nuchal and dorsal crests, and distinctive dorsal color pattern of brown and white chevrons. It is a member of the H. godeffroyi species group, but otherwise, its closest relative is not obvious. The species is currently known from two of the outlying North Coast ranges, but following the pattern seen in several other species endemic to this region, it will likely prove to occur along much of the northern lowlands of New Guinea.

Hypsilurus geelvinkianus PETERS & DORIA, 1878

New Guinea Forest Dragon

DENZER, W., DOUGHTY, P., JOHNSTONE, R.E. & U. MANTHEY (2018): Winkelkopfagamen der Insel Gag, Halmaherasee, Indonesien. – Sauria, Berlin, 40 (4): 52-61.


Hypsilurus godeffroyi PETERS,1867

Northern Forest Dragon

BAUER, A.M. & G.J. WATKINS-COLWELL (2001): On the Origin of the Types of Hypsilurus godeffroyi (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) and Early German Contributions to the Herpetology of Palau. – Micronesia 34 (1): 73-86.

The published sale catalogues of the Museum Godeffroy in Hamburg provide hitherto overlooked information regarding early German herpetological research in Palau. The type specimens of the agamid lizard Hypsilurus godeffroyi (Peters 1867) are supposedly from Palau, but have never been seen or collected there again. The Godeffroy catalogues indicate that the data provided for these specimens by the collector, Alfred Tetens, may have been inaccurate. Tetens also traveled to the Anchorite, Hermit, and Ninigo Groups off the northern New Guinea coast and we hypothesize that one of these areas is the true origin of the types of H. godeffroyi. The collections of Tetens and Jan Kubary, both employees of the Godeffroy firm, provided the basis for the first published lists of the herpetofauna of Palau. Among other species, these collectors of the 1860s and 1870s confirmed the occurrence of two of lizards not rediscovered until well into the 20th Century.

WORRELL, E. (1957): Goniocephalus godeffroyi (Peters). – Lacerta, 15 (8): 57.


Hypsilurus hikidanus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006


MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.

PETERS, W. (1867): Über Flederthiere (Pteropus Gouldii, Rhinopolus Deckenii, Vespertilio lobipes, Vesperugo Temminckii) und Amphibien (Hysilurus Godeffroyi, Lygosoms scutatum, Stenostoma narirostre, Onychocephalus unguirostris, Ahaetulla polylepis, Pseudechis scutellatus, Hoplobatrachus Reinhardtii, Hyla coriacea). - Monatsberichte der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1867: 703-712.


Hypsilurus longi (MACLEAY, 1877)

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.


Hypsilurus macrolepis PETERS, 1872


PETERS, W. (1873): Mittheilung über eine, zwei neue Gattungen enthaltende, Sammlung von Batrachiern des Hrn. Dr. O. Wucherer aus Bahia, so wie über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Saurier. - Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1872: 768-776.


Hypsilurus magnus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006

CORNING, S. (2015): Die Haltung und Zucht der neuguineischen Winkelkopfagamen Hypsilurus magnus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006 und Hypsilurus cf. capreolatus KRAUS & MYERS, 2010. – Sauria, Berlin, 37 (3): 37-42.

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Regenwald von Papua, Provinz von Indonesien, und vermutlich Papua-Neuguinea.


Hypsilurus modestus MEYER,1874

Modest Forest Dragon

BAKER, N. (2016): Modest Forest Dragon Hypsilurus modestus from Moro, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. – SEAVR 2016: 53-54.

WIJFFELS, L.C.M. (1962): Gonyocephalus modestus Meyer van Nieuw-Guinea. – Lacerta, 20: 43.


Hypsilurus nigrigularis MEYER,1874



Hypsilurus ornatus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Zentral-Papua-Neuguinea (südliche Hochlandprovinz), Regenwald.


Hypsilurus papuensis (MACLEAY, 1877)

Papua Forest Dragon

Hypsilurus papuensis papuensis (MACLEAY, 1877)

Hypsilurus papuensis longicauda MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006

DENZER, W., MANTHEY, U. & F. VENTER (2018): Erstnachweis der Langschwänzigen Papua-Winkelkopfagame (Hypsilurus papuensis longicauda MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006) in Südost-Neuguinea. – Sauria, Berlin, 40 (3): 71-74.

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Ost-Papua-Neuguinea, Regenwald.


Hypsilurus schoedei VOGT, 1932

Vogt´s Forest Dragon


Hypsilurus schultzewestrumi URBAN, 1999

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2000): Description of a new genus, Hypsicalotes gen. Nov. (Sauria: Agamidae) from Mount Kinabalu, north Borneo, with remarks on the generic identity of Gonocephalus schultzewestrumi Urban, 1999. – Hamadryad, 25: 13-20.

URBAN, H. (1999): Eine neue Agamenart der Gattung Gonocephalus aus Papua – Neu Guinea. – Herpetozoa, Wien, 11 (3/4): 185-188.


Hypsilurus tenuicephalus MANTHEY & DENZER, 2006

MANTHEY, U. & W. DENZER (2006): A revision of the Melanesia-Australian Angel Head Lizards of the genus Hypsilurus (Sauria: Agamidae: Amphibolurinae), with description of four new species and one new subspecies. – Hamadryad, 30 (1/2): 28.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Hochland im Westen von Papua, Provinz von Indonesien.

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