Diporiphora adductus DOUGHTY, KEALLEY & MELVILLE, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Diporiphora adductus?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Carnarvon Dragon|
|Synonym||Diporiphora adductus DOUGHTY, KEALLEY & MELVILLE 2012|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: N Carnarvon Basin)|
Type locality: 2 km west of Bullara Homestead, Western Australia (22°40′23′′S, 114°0′58′′E)
|Types||Holotype: WAM R141589, an adult male collected on 22 June 2000 by B. Bush and B. Maryan.|
Paratypes. All from Western Australia. WAM R71582, collected 4 km north of Mia Mia High School (23°21′S, 114°26′E); WAM R129009, collected at Urala Station (21°45′18′′S, 14°51′02′′E); WAM R140984, collected at Urala Station (21°45′13′′S, 114°51′08′′E); WAM R157296, collected at Yanrey Station (22°09′51′′S, 114°35′23′′E).
|Comment||Habitat. Occurs on low-lying Spinfex and Acacia and other low shrubs, usually on sand dunes or red sandy/ loamy soils.|
|Etymology||The specific name is modified from Greek and refers to the elongated body shape and also the lack of the folds traditionally used for Diporiphora taxonomy (gular, post-auricular, scapular). Used as a noun in apposition.|