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Diporiphora adductus DOUGHTY, KEALLEY & MELVILLE, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCarnarvon Dragon 
SynonymDiporiphora adductus DOUGHTY, KEALLEY & MELVILLE 2012 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: N Carnarvon Basin)

Type locality: 2 km west of Bullara Homestead, Western Australia (22°40′23′′S, 114°0′58′′E)  
TypesHolotype: 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). 
CommentDiagnosis. A slender, medium-sized Diporiphora, with no gular or post-auricular folds, scapular fold absent or very weak (small scales present but skin not folded over), homogeneous dorsal scales with keels parallel to midline, no femoral pores, 0–2 precloacal pores, 61 or fewer mid-body scale rows, ventral scales larger than dorsal scales, coloration not yellow-green, and lateral line with dark border present.

Habitat. Occurs on low-lying Spinfex and Acacia and other low shrubs, usually on sand dunes or red sandy/ loamy soils. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • DOUGHTY, PAUL; LUKE KEALLEY & JANE MELVILLE 2012. Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa 3518: 1–24 - get paper here
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