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Diporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST, 1896

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCane Grass (Two-line) Dragon 
SynonymDiporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST 1896
Diporophora winneckei — STERNFELD 1925: 235 (in error)
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 1983
Houstoniasaurus winneckei — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 2000: 336
Diporiphora winneckei — DOUGHTY et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (SE Northern Territory, SE Queensland, NE South Australia)

Type locality: Charlotte Waters, N. T., designated by Coventry (1970)  
TypesLectotype: NMV D10156 
CommentHabitat. Observed on Canegrass (Zygochloa paradoxa) on sandridges (Houston & Hutchinson 1998). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Winnecke, leader of the Horn Expedition to central Australia in the late 1800s when the syntype series was collected. 
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  • Coventry, A. J. 1970. Reptile and amphibian type specimens housed in the National Museum of Victoria. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 31: 115-124.
  • DOUGHTY, PAUL; LUKE KEALLEY & JANE MELVILLE 2012. Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa 3518: 1–24 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1977. A new species of Diporiphora from South Australia and geographic variation in D. winneckei Lucas and Frost (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 101: 199-206 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1978. Dragon Lizards and Goannas of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Museum 84 pp.
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1896. Further preliminary notice of certain new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 8:1-4. - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Storr G M 1980. Two new Diporiphora (Lacertilia, Agamidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 7 (2): 255-263 [1979] - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1974. Agamid lizards of the genera Caimanops, Physignathus and Diporiphora in Western Australia and Northern Territory. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 3: 121-146 - 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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