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Amphibolurus burnsi (WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLophognathus burnsi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Lophognathus burnsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 350
Amphibolurus burnsi — MELVILLE et al. 2011
Lophognathus burnsi — COGGER 2014: xxi
Amphibolurus burnsi — COGGER 2014: 694
Amphibolurus burnsi — MELVILLE et al. 2018 
DistributionAustralia (N New South Wales, S Queensland)

Type locality: Collarenebri, NSW  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R116981 (previously AMF 28917) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Large robust member of the Amphibolurus genus. Large wide head with extensive covering of spinose scales. Posterior ventral portion of head heavily covered with spinose scales. Well-developed spinose nuchal and vertebral crest, which continues down back to hips. At least two more spinose dorsal crests on each side of vertebral crest. Scalation on back strongly heterogeneous, with two dorsolateral rows of spinose scales running from shoulders to hips. Scales on thighs strongly heterogeneous with scattered spinose scales. Prominent row of spinose scales running along the posterior edge of thighs. Shades of brown, grey to almost black. Two broad pale dorsolateral stripes running from ear or neck to the hip, discontinuous with lip scales. Dorsolateral stripes intersected by multiple wedges of brown or grey along their length. Femoral pores 3–5; preanal pores 4–6 (Melville et al. 2018: 47). 
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Etymology 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • Melville, J.; E.G. Ritchie; S.N.J. Chapple, R.E. Glor, J.A. Schulte II 2011. Evolutionary origins and diversification of dragon lizards in Australia’s tropical savannas. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 257–270 - get paper here
  • MELVILLE, JANE; EUAN G. RITCHIE, STEPHANIE N.J. CHAPPLE, RICHARD E. GLOR AND JAMES A. SCHULTE 2018. Diversity in Australia’s tropical savannas: An integrative taxonomic revision of agamid lizards from the genera Amphibolurus and Lophognathus (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 77: 41–61 - get paper here
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series (1): 1-61 [sometimes cited as 1983] - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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