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Boyd's forest dragon

Boyd's forest dragon (Hypsilurus boydii)
Curtain Fig National Park, Queensland
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Hypsilurus boydii - (Macleay, 1884)
Pronunciation  HIP-sill-YOUR-uss   boy'-dee-ee
Etymology  Hypsilurus: 'upsilon-tail'. Upsilon ('ϒ') is the Greek letter on which the English uppercase 'Y' is based.
boydii: after W. Boyd, collector for W. Macleay.1
Other names  Northern angle-headed dragon
Gonocephalus boydii
Tiaris boydii
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 15 cm
Clutch size
Range: 3 - 7
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Tropical rainforests of north-east Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Tropical rainforests. Often seen clinging to small tree trunks about 1.5m above ground level.

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