Biology:Hypsilurus papuensis

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Short description: Species of lizard

Hypsilurus papuensis
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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Hypsilurus
H. papuensis
Binomial name
Hypsilurus papuensis
(Macleay, 1877)

Hypsilurus papuensis, the Papua forest dragon, is a species of agama. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea and found in both New Guinean mainland[1][2] and on the D'Entrecasteaux[1] and Trobriand Islands.[2]

Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Hypsilurus papuensis papuensis (Macleay, 1877)
  • Manthey and Denzer 2006 Hypsilurus papuensis longicauda

Hypsilurus papuensis is a highly arboreal lizard inhabiting both lowland and montane primary rainforest.[1]


Wikidata ☰ Q3144404 entry