Tympanocryptis lineata PETERS, 1863
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tympanocryptis lineata?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Subspecies||Tympanocryptis lineata lineata PETERS 1863|
Tympanocryptis lineata macra STORR 1982
|Common Names||Lined Earless Dragon|
|Synonym||Tympanocryptis lineata PETERS 1863|
Tympanocryptis lineata — BOULENGER 1885: 392
Tympanocryptis lineata — STERNFELD 1925: 234
Tympanocryptis lineata — COGGER 1983
Tympanocryptis karumba WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 20
Tympanocryptis lineata lineata — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 108
Tympanocryptis lineata — COGGER 2000: 353
Tympanocryptis lineata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Tympanocryptis lineata macra STORR 1982: 61
Tympanocryptis lineata macra — SHOO et al. 2008
|Distribution||S Australia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, West Australia)|
lineata: SE part of range. Type locality: “Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien” [= Loos, 4. 5 km W Gawler, South Australia].
macra: Nullarbor plain; Type locality: 16 km S of main dam at Lake Argyle, Western Australia, in 16°15'S, 128°40'E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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||Syntypes: ZMB 4714 (2 specimens), ZMB 740, MNHN|
Holotype: SAMA R2468a, from S Vic. [pinguicolla]
Holotype: WAM R44553 [macra]
|Comment||Subspecies and their distribution after COGGER 2000. Tympanocryptis lineata pinguicolla MITCHELL 1948 and Tympanocryptis lineata centralis STERNFELD 1925 and Tympanocryptis lineata houstoni STORR 1982 are considered a full species by most authors now.|
Type species: Tympanocryptis lineata PETERS 1863 is the type species of the genus Tympanocryptis PETERS 1863.
Diagnosis (genus): Small, short-legged, short-tailed agamids with body moderately to strongly depressed; dorsals markedly heterogeneous (small scales intermixed with large spinose scales); tympanum wholly, partly or not covered by scales; femoral and pre-anal pores few in number, each located between 3-5 scales, usually present in males only, and with alignment of pre-anal pores (when more than one present) transverse or directed slightly back towards midline [from STOR 1982].
Diagnosis (macra): A moderately large, relatively slender subspecies of T. lineata Peters, most like T. l. centralis Sternfeld but larger and having longer limbs and tail and more subdigital lamellae.
|Etymology||Named after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. The name macra is Latin for 'lean'.|