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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). 
CommentHabitat. 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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