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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesNorthern Two-line Dragon, Two-Lined Dragon 
SynonymDiporiphora bilineata GRAY 1842: 54
Grammatophora jugularis MACLEAY 1877: 104
Diporophora brevicauda DE VIS 1884: 99 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporophora pentalineata DE VIS 1884: 99 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporiphora bilineata — BOULENGER 1885: 394
Physignathus nigricollis LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915 (partim)
Diporiphora bilineata — DE ROOIJ 1915: 134
Diporiphora bilineata — COGGER 1983
Diporiphora bilineata — MACEY et al. 2000
Diporiphora bilineata — COGGER 2000: 330
Diporiphora bilineata — DOUGHTY et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Guinea, N Australia
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Type locality: Port Essington, N. T.

Type locality: Cape York, Qld. [brevicauda]
Type locality: Cape York, Qld. [pentalineata]  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.12.75. Designation by Wells &Wellington 1985. (bilineata)
Syntypes: AM R40672-4, from Cape Greenville, Cape York Peninsula, Qld. [jugularis]
Holotype: unknown [brevicauda, pentalineata] 
CommentType species: Diporiphora bilineata GRAY 1842 is the type species of the genus Diporiphora GRAY 1842: 53.

Synonymy mainly after COGGER 1983. Grammatophora jugularis is listed under Amphibolurus by BOULENGER (1885) but considered as doubtful.

Lifestyle: semi-arboreal. 
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