Cyclops Mountains

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Cyclops Mountains
Pegunungan Cyclops
Cagar Alam Cyclops dengan sebuah telaga kecil.jpeg
Highest point
Elevation2,160 m (7,090 ft)
Cyclops Mountains is located in Indonesia
Cyclops Mountains
Cyclops Mountains
Location in Western New Guinea
LocationPapua, Western New Guinea  Indonesia

The Cyclops Mountains (Indonesian: Pegunungan Cyclops) are located to the west of Jayapura in Papua, Indonesia, and north of Lake Sentani.

In Papua, it is also known as Dafonsoro or Dabonsolo mountain, and is the namesake for football club Persidafon.


The highest point is Gunung Ifar at 2,160 m (7,090 ft)[1] or 2,158 m (7,080 ft).[2]


The Cyclops Mountains were given this name by Louis de Bougainville, who saw them from a distance while sailing along the north coast of New Guinea.

In the 1930s Evelyn Cheesman spent time in this area studying the insects.[3]

Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve
Pegunungan Cyclops Nature Reserve
LocationPapua, Western New Guinea
Nearest cityJayapura
Area225 km2 (87 sq mi)

Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve[edit]

The Cyclops Mountains were designated as a nature reserve in 1978/1995.[4][5]


A species of lizard, Emoia cyclops (Cyclops emo skink), is named for the Cyclops Mountains.[6]


  1. ^ Vaisutis, Justine (2007). Indonesia. Lonely Planet. p. 835. ISBN 978-1-74104-435-5.
  2. ^ "Cyclop Mountains". Papua Insects Foundation. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ Tuzin, Donald F. (1997) 'The Cassowary's Revenge: the life and death of masculinity in a New Guinea society' University of Chicago Press, p. 86
  4. ^ a b "Pegunungan Cyclops". ProtectedPlanet. 2014–2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Papua: Cyclops Landscape". LESTARI/USAID. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  6. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Cyclops", p. 63).

Coordinates: 2°30′59″S 140°34′58″E / 2.51639°S 140.58278°E / -2.51639; 140.58278