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Taxonomy of the family Agamidae
Bibliography of the genus Hydrosaurus
Biodiversity of the family Agamidae








Genus
Hydrosaurus

Sail-tailed Agamas, Sail-tailed Lizards, Sail-finned Lizards, Sail-tail Dragons, Sail-finned Dragons, Sail-finned Water Dragons, Sail-lizards, Sail-fins, Crested Water Dragons

Segelechsen

Sejlagamer, Sejløgler

1827 Lophura Gray [not Lophura Fleming 1822 (Aves)] (type species: Lacerta lophura Shaw 1802; syn. Wermuth 1967)
1828 Hydrosaurus Kaup (type species: Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser 1768)
1829 Istiurus Cuvier (type species: Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser 1768; syn. Amey, Couper & Shea 2012)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Indonesia, Philippines.
Reported from: Indonesia (Ambon, Bacan, Buton, Halmahera, Haruku, Kelang, Morotai, Saparua, Seram, Sulawesi, Talaud Islands, Ternate, Togian Islands, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Philippines (Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Panay, Polillo, Romblon, Samar, Siargao, Sibuyan, Siquijor, Sulu Islands, Tablas).

Hydrosaurus amboinensis

Ambon Sail-tailed Agama, East Indian Sail-tailed Agama, Malayan Sail-finned Lizard, Soa-Soa, Giant Sailfin Lizard

Ambon-Segelechse

Ambon-sejlagam

1768 Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser
Hydrosaurus amboinensis Kaup 1828
Lophura amboinensis Gray 1831
Istiurus amboinensis Duméril & Duméril 1851
1802 Lacerta lophura Shaw (Wermuth 1967)
1845 Lophura shawii Gray [substitute name for Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser 1768] (Wermuth 1967)

Remarks: Previously included celebensis and microlophus. Records from Sulawesi refer to these species (Denzer, Campbell, Manthey, Glässer-Trobisch & Koch 2020). Records from Bacan are tentatively assigned to weberi. Records from Buton, Togian Islands and Talaud Islands most likely refer to celebensis or microlophus. Reported from Kalimantan by Rakhmawaty (1996), but no other works seem to support this.
Distribution: Indonesia (Ambon, Haruku, Kelang, Saparua, Seram, Waigeo, Western New Guinea).


Hydrosaurus celebensis

Poso River Sail-tailed Agama

Poso-River-Segelechse

Poso River Sejlagam

1872 Lophura celebensis Peters
Hydrosaurus celebensis Iskandar & Nio 1996

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of amboinensis (e.g., Wermuth 1967). Regarded as a separate species Iskandar & Nio (1996), but without discussion. Validity supported by Denzer, Campbell, Manthey, Glässer-Trobisch & Koch (2020).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).





Hydrosaurus microlophus

Makassar Sail-tailed Agama

Makassar-Segelechse

Makassar-sejlagam

1860 Istiurus microlophus Bleeker
Hydrosaurus microlophus Denzer, Campbell, Manthey, Glässer-Trobisch & Koch 2020

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of amboinensis (e.g., Wermuth 1967). Revalidated as a separate species by Denzer, Campbell, Manthey, Glässer-Trobisch & Koch (2020).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).





Hydrosaurus pustulatus

Philippine Sail-tailed Agama, Philippine Sail-finned Lizard

Philippinische Segelechse

Filippinsk Sejlagam

1829 Istiurus pustulatus Eschscholtz
Lophura pustulata Wiegmann 1834
Histiurus pustulatus Lichtenstein & von Martens 1856
Hydrosaurus pustulatus Wermuth 1967

Distribution: Philippines (Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Panay, Polillo, Romblon, Samar, Siargao, Sibuyan, Siquijor, Sulu Islands, Tablas).


Hydrosaurus weberi

Halmahera Sail-tailed Agama, (Weber's Sail-tailed Agama, Weber's Crested Water Dragon)

Halmahera-Segelechse, (Molukkensegelechse)

Halmahera-sejlagam

1911 Hydrosaurus weberi Barbour
Lophura weberi Rooij 1915

Distribution: Indonesia (Bacan, Halmahera, Morotai, Ternate).