Diporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST, 1896
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Diporiphora winneckei?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Cane Grass (Two-line) Dragon|
|Synonym||Diporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST 1896|
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 1983
Houstoniasaurus winneckei — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 2000: 336
Diporiphora winneckei — DOUGHTY et al. 2012
|Distribution||Australia (SE North Territory, SE Queensland, NE South Australia)|
Type locality: Charlotte Waters, N. T., designated by Coventry (1970) Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Lectotype: NMV D10156|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A slender, medium-sized Diporiphora, with weak gular and post-auricular folds, strong scapular fold, no crests on the forebody, homogeneous dorsal scales with keels converging towards midline, upper lateral scales conspicuously reduced in size relative to surrounding scales, no precloacal or femoral pores, and gular region with wide medial dark marking [from DOUGHTY et al. 2012].|
Habitat. Observed on Canegrass (Zygochloa paradoxa) on sandridges (Houston & Hutchinson 1998).
|Etymology||Named after Charles Winnecke, leader of the Horn Expedition to central Australia in the late 1800s when the syntype series was collected.|