We describe a new species of agamid lizard of the genus Hypsilurus from northern Papua New Guinea. The new species is characterized by its small adult size, scalational features, small nuchal and dorsal crests, and distinctive dorsal color pattern of brown and white chevrons. It is a member of the H. godeffroyi species group, but otherwise, its closest relative is not obvious. The species is currently known from two of the outlying North Coast ranges, but following the pattern seen in several other species endemic to this region, it will likely prove to occur along much of the northern lowlands of New Guinea.
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