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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 Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Agamidae
Subfamilia: Hydrosaurinae
Genus: Hydrosaurus
Species (5): H. amboinensis – H. celebensis – H. microlophus – H. pustulatus – H. weberi

Hydrosaurus Kaup, 1828: 1147

Type species: Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser, 1768, by monotypy.


Lophura Gray, 1827: 57 [preoccupied by Lophura Fleming, 1822]
Type species: Lacerta lophura Shaw, 1802, by monotypy.
Istiurus Cuvier, 1829: 130
Type species: Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser, 1768, by monotypy.

Primary references

Gray, J.E. 1827. A synopsis of the genera of saurian reptiles, in which some new genera are indicated, and others reviewed by actual examination. The Philosophical Magazine. Series II 2(7): 54–58. DOI: 10.1080/14786442708675620 Paywall; BHL Reference page.
Kaup, J.J. 1828. Ueber Hyaena, Uromastix, Basiliscus, Corythaeolus, Acontias. Isis von Oken 21: 1144–1150. BHL Reference page.
Cuvier, G.L. 1829. Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base a l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction a l'anatomie comparée. Avec figures dessinées d'après nature. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée. Tome II. Déterville: Paris. i–xv + 406 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.49223 BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Siler, C.D., Lira-Noriega, A. & Brown, R.M. 2014. Conservation genetics of Australasian sailfin lizards: Flagship species threatened by coastal development and insufficient protected area coverage. Biological Conservation 169: 100–108. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.10.014 Paywall
Denzer, W., Campbell, P.D., Manthey, U., Glässer-Trobisch, A. & Koch, A. 2020. Dragons in neglect: Taxonomic revision of the Sulawesi sailfin lizards of the genus Hydrosaurus Kaup, 1828 (Squamata, Agamidae). Zootaxa 4747(2): 275–301. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4747.2.3 Paywall Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Hydrosaurus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 3 March 2020.
Hydrosaurus – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Segelechsen
English: Sailfin Lizards
suomi: Vesiagamat
Bahasa Indonesia: Soa-soa
日本語: ホカケトカゲ属

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