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Hypsilurus papuensis

Hypsilurus papuensis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
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)
  • Hypsilurus papuensis longicauda Manthey and Denzer 2006

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


  1. ^ a b c d Oliver, P.; Tallowin, O. (2015). "Hypsilurus papuensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T22529181A22529192. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T22529181A22529192.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Hypsilurus papuensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 March 2021.

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