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Cryptagama aurita (STORR, 1981)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGravel Dragon 
SynonymTympanocryptis 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 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, West Australia)

Type locality: 27 km SSE of Halls Creek, Western Australia, 18°27’ S, 127°45’ E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - 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.
 
TypesHolotype: WAM R66296 
CommentNot 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 2.3.4.5.4 [WITTEN 1984]. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): The generic name comes from the Greek kryptos meaning hidden or secret and the type genus of the family, Agama. 
References
  • Cogger,H.G. 1983. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 3th ed.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1981. Three new agamid lizards from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (4): 599-607 - 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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