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This article is about a lizard genus. For the mososaur genus which previously held the same name, see Pontosaurus.
Sailfin lizards
Hydrosaurus amboinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Hydrosaurinae
Genus: Hydrosaurus
Kaup, 1828[1]

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Hydrosaurus, commonly known as the sailfin lizards, is a genus in the family Agamidae.[2] These relatively large lizards are named after the sail-like structure on their tails. They are native to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, where they are generally found near water, such as rivers. They are the only members of the Hydrosaurinae subfamily.



  1. ^ Hydrosaurus, ITIS report
  2. ^ Hydrosaurus, The Reptile Database
  3. ^ Hydrosaurus pustulatus, IUCN