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Diporiphora phaeospinosa EDWARDS & MELVILLE, 2011

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymDiporiphora phaeospinosa EDWARDS & MELVILLE 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Bauhinia Station, QLD (25.17°S, 149.20°E  
TypesHolotype: NMV (given as MVD) 74128.
Paratypes QM J32596, Male, Blackdown Tablelands (23.80uS, 149.13uE); QM J33335, QM J33336, QMJ34296, Black- down Tablelands (23.80uS, 149.07uE); AMR151843, AMR 151844, Blackdown Tablelands (23.76uS, 149.10uE); MVD 74129 Bauhinia, Station (25.19uS, 149.16uE); QMJ36891, Glenhaughton Station (25.23uS, 148.95uE). Females: QMJ34294, QMJ34295, QMJ36890, Blackdown Tablelands (23.80uS, 149.13uE); QMJ50807, Black- down Tablelands (23.80uS, 149.10uE); AMR151842, Blackdown Tablelands (23.79uS, 149.09uE); AMR151845, Blackdown Table- lands (23.76uS, 149.10uE); QMJ36892, Reklau Park (23.33uS, 147.50uE); QMJ38591, Glenhaughton Station (25.14uS, 148.57uE). Juveniles: QMJ28495, Blackdown Tableland (23.80uS, 149.13uE); QMJ30267, QMJ38560, QMJ38590, Robinson Gorge (25.28uS, 149.15uE); QMJ38589, Glenhaughton Station (25.23uS, 148.95uE). [replace u by °]. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet phaeospinosa is a composite from the Latin root terms phaeo (dark) and spinos (spiny) describing the main distinguishing morphological features of this species. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Edwards, Danielle L. and Jane Melville 2011. Extensive Phylogeographic and Morphological Diversity in Diporiphora nobbi (Agamidae) Leads to a Taxonomic Review and a New Species Description. Journal of Herpetology 45 (4): 530-546. - get paper here
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