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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLong-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 
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.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: 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] 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Lophognathus longirostris BOULENGER 1883: 225 is the type species of the genus Gowidon WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (1984). 
Etymology 
References
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. Remarks on the lizards of the genus Lophognathus. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5) 12: 225-226 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
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  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • 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
  • Werner, F. 1909. Reptilia exkl. Geckonidae und Scincidae. In: Michaelsen, W., and R. Hartmeyer. Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Vol. 2., pp. 263-270. G. Fischer, Wien.
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