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Diporiphora ameliae EMMOTT, COUPER, MELVILLE & CHAPPLE, 2012

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDiporiphora ameliae EMMOTT, COUPER, MELVILLE & CHAPPLE in COUPER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (C Queensland)

Type locality: Valetta Stn, SW corner (24° 14’ 06” S, 143° 05’ 49.9” E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: QM J91277 male, 20 Feb 2012. Paratypes: (16 specimens) QMJ63960 male, Bladensberg NP, 2.2 km from Skull Hole turnoff (22° 33’ S,
142° 58’ E); QMJ85110 male, QMJ85111 female, Bladensberg NP Bough Shed Campsite (22° 33’ 43” S, 142° 57’ 38” E); QMJ51539 male, Bladensburg NP, 20 km S Winton (22° 41’S, 143° 02’ E); QMJ60066 male, Noonbah Station backwater of house dam (24° 07’ S, 143° 11’ E); QMJ59946 male, Valetta Station SW corner of Bore Rd (24° 10’ S, 143° 12’ E); QMJ88274 female, QMJ 88275 female, Valetta Station (24° 13’ 27” S, 143° 05’ 46” E); QMJ88858 female, Valetta Stn (24° 13’ 51” S, 143° 05 49’ E); QMJ83518 male, Valetta Station (24° 14’ 03” S, 143° 05’ 30” E); QMJ59952 female, Valetta Stn SW corner of Bore Rd (24° 14’ S, 143° 05’ E); QMJ91278 male, QMJ91279 male, QMJ91280 male, QMJ91281 female Valetta Stn, SW corner (24° 14’ 06” S, 143° 05’ 49.9” E); QMJ51656 female Valetta Stn, 160 km S Longreach (24° 15’ S, 143° 06’ E). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed for Ms Amelia Emmott, a fourth generation custodian of Valetta/Noonbah Station—the type locality. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • COUPER, PATRICK; JANE MELVILLE, ANGUS EMMOTT AND STEPHANIE N. J. CHAPPLE 2012. A new species of Diporiphora from the Goneaway Tablelands of Western Queensland. Zootaxa 3556: 39–54 - get paper here
 
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