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Diporiphora australis (STEINDACHNER, 1867)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesEastern two-line Dragon 
SynonymCalotella australis STEINDACHNER 1867: 29
Grammatophora macrolepis GÜNTHER 1867: 51
Grammatophora calotella GÜNTHER 1867 (nom. subst. pro C. australis)
Diporophora nuchalis DE VIS 1884 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporophora ornata DE VIS 1884 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporiphora australis — BOULENGER 1885: 394
Physignatus [sic] nigricollis (partim) LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915
Diporiphora australis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 135
Diporiphora australis — COGGER 1983
Calotella australis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 16
Diporiphora australis — COGGER 2000: 329
Diporiphora australis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionNew Guinea, N Australia
Australia (Queensland)

Type locality: central and south coast district, Qld [nuchalis]  
TypesSyntypes: NMW 19821 (probable fide COGGER 1983) = NHMW (2 specimens), from Australia (Cape York, Qld. on type label). (australis)
Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.12.74, from Australia (by implication) [macrolepis]
Holotype: NFIRM 3209, from Cooktown, Qld. [nigrocollis] 
CommentSynonymy that of COGGER 1983. Illustration of juvenile in Schmida (2000). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1885. Remarks on Mr. C.W. De Vis’s recent contributions to the herpetology of Australia. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 16: 386-387 - get paper here
  • Broom, R. 1898. On the lizards of the Chillagoe District, N Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 22: 639-645 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • De Vis, C. W. 1884. On new species of Australian lizards. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 1: 97-100 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 20: 45-57 - get paper here
  • Lönnberg, E. & Andersson, G. L. 1915. Results of Dr. E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-1913. VII. Reptiles collected in northern Queensland. Kungl. Svenska Vetensk. -Akad. Hand]. 52 (7): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Schmida, G. 2000. Exkursionen bei Mackay und Proserpine. DATZ 53 (9): 8-12
  • Steindachner, F. 1867. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858,1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair (Zoologie), Vol. 1, part 3 (Reptilien p.1-98). K. Gerold's Sohn/Kaiserlich-Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien [1869 on title page] - 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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