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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Long-snouted Lashtail, Long-nosed Water Dragon 
SynonymLophognathus longirostris BOULENGER 1883: 225
Physignathus longirostris — BOULENGER 1885: 397
Physignathus eraduensis WERNER 1909: 275
Physignathus longirostris quattuorfasciatus STERNFELD 1924: 236
Gemmatophora longirostris — STORR 1983
Lophognathus longirostris — COGGER 1983
Gowidon longirostris — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17
Gowidon quattuorfasciatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17
Amphibolurus longirostris — EHMANN 1992
Amphibolurus longirostris — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 23
Lophognathus longirostris — MACEY et al. 2000
Lophognathus longirostris — COGGER 2000: 341
Amphibolurus longirostris — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 350
Gowidon longirostris — MELVILLE et al. 2011
Gowidon longirostris — WILSON 2012
Gowidon longirostris — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 408
Gowidon longirostris — COGGER 2014: 740
Gowidon longirostris — MELVILLE et al. 2018
Gowidon longirostris — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 83 
DistributionAustralia (C/S Northern Territory, WC Queensland, N South Australia,Western Australia north to Fitzroy River and south to the rim of the Great victoria Desert and the Murchison River)

Type locality: Champion Bay, W. A.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.28.73, designated by Wells & Wellington 1985; Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.12.64-65 (Nickol Bay), BMNH 1946.8.28.73 (Champion Bay); original description cites Champion Bay, W. A. but two syntypes from Nickol Bay, W. A. (fide COGGER 1983)
Holotype: status unknown, from Eradu, W. A. [eraduensis]
Lectotype: SMF 10366, from Hermannsburg Misson, N. T., designated by MERTENS 1967 [Physignathus longirostris quattuorfasciatus] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus). A monotypic genus consisting of a large agamid lizard in the subfamily Amphibolurinae with exposed tympanum, gular scales smooth to weakly keeled, ventral scales smooth to weakly keeled. Long-limbed, very long tail, long snout and distinct nuchal crest. Head narrow and shallow in depth compared with length of snout. Dorsal scales uniform, with keels converging posteriorly toward midline. Prominent pale dorsolateral stripes and pale stripe along lower jaw. One to three small white spots on a black background positioned directly posterior to the ear. Preanal pores 4–7; femoral pores range 11–22 (MELVILLE et al. 2018: 51) 
CommentType species: Lophognathus longirostris BOULENGER 1883: 225 is the type species of the genus Gowidon WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (1984). 
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