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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Agamidae
Subfamilia: Agaminae
Genus: Harpesaurus
Species: H. beccarii - H. borneensis - H. ensicauda - H. modigliani - H. tricinctus

Harpesaurus Boulenger, 1885
Vernacular names

Harpesaurus modigliani

Harpesaurus is a genus of lizards in the family Agamidae. The genus is endemic to Indonesia.[2]
Geographic range

Species of the genus Harpesaurus are found on some islands in Indonesia.[2]

The natural habitat of lizards of the genus Harpesaurus is forests.[citation needed]

Six species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Harpesaurus beccarii Doria, 1888 – Sumatra nose-horned lizard
Harpesaurus borneensis (Mertens, 1924)
Harpesaurus brooksi (Parker, 1924)
Harpesaurus ensicauda F. Werner, 1913 – Nias nose-horned lizard
Harpesaurus modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1933[3] – Modigliani's nose-horned lizard
Harpesaurus tricinctus (A.H.A. Duméril in A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851) – Java nose-horned lizard

The species formerly known as H. thescelorhinos King, 1978 is a synonym of H. borneensis.

The Sumatran species H. modiglianii was previously known only from the type specimen, collected in 1891, but was found again in 2018.[3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Harpesaurus.

"Harpesaurus ". Dahms Tierleben.
Genus Harpesaurus at The Reptile Database.

Putra, C.A.; Amarasinghe, A.A.T.; Hikmatullah, D.; Scali, S.; Brinkman, J.; Manthey, U.; Ineich, I. (May 2020). "Rediscovery of Modigliani's Nose-horned Lizard, Harpesaurus modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1933 (Reptilia: Agamidae) After 129 Years Without Any Observation" (PDF). Taprobanica. 9 (1): 3–11. doi:10.47605/tapro.v9i1.216. S2CID 229579341. Retrieved 2020-06-11.

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. ... Agamidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Harpesaurus, new genus, p. 279).

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