Cryptagama aurita (STORR, 1981)
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Gravel Dragon|
|Synonym||Tympanocryptis aurita STORR 1981|
Cryptagama aurita — WITTEN 1984
Amphibolurus auritus — COGGER 1983:
Cryptagama aurita — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 46
Cryptagama aurita — COGGER 2000: 307
Cryptagama aurita — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (North Territory, West Australia)|
Type locality: 27 km SSE of Halls Creek, Western Australia, 18°27’ S, 127°45’ E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R66296|
|Comment||Not listed by COGGER 1983.|
Type species: Tympanocryptis aurita STORR 1981 is the type species of the genus Cryptagama WITTEN 1984.
Diagnosis Limbs and tail short, the tail shorter than snout-vent length. Canthus rostralis absent. Femoral pores in widely spaced series on middle to posterior part of lower surface of thigh, each pore penetrating a scale. Enlarged tubercles scattered across entire dorsal surface, extending onto limbs and tail. Supralabial scales forming denticulate fringe along upper lip. Scales very small, mid-body scale count 140- 164. Tympanum large and superficial. Pes phalangeal formula 188.8.131.52.4 [WITTEN 1984].
|Etymology||Etymology (genus): The generic name comes from the Greek kryptos meaning hidden or secret and the type genus of the family, Agama.|
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