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Tympanocryptis houstoni STORR, 1982

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesHouston’s Earless Dragon 
SynonymTympanocryptis lineata houstoni STORR 1982
Tympanocryptis houstoni — SHOO et al. 2008
Tympanocryptis houstoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 386 
DistributionS Australia (S Western Australia)

Type locality: 10 km SSE of Cocklebiddy, Western Australia, in 32°07'S, 126°06'E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R53427; paratypes: WAM 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large subspecies of T. lineata Peters, distinguishable from all others by its broad vertebral stripe. Further differing from T. l. centralis Sternfeld in its stouter habit, thicker neck and more strongly developed colour pattern (especially on head). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Shoo, L.P.; R. Rose, P. Doughty, J.J. Austin, J. Melville 2008. Diversification patterns of pebble-mimic dragons are consistent with historical disruption of important habitat corridors in arid Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 528–542
  • Storr, G M 1982. Taxonomic notes on the genus Tympanocryptis Peters (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 10 (1): 61-66 - 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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