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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesTympanocryptis lineata lineata PETERS 1863
Tympanocryptis lineata macra STORR 1982 
Common NamesLined Earless Dragon 
SynonymTympanocryptis 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 
DistributionS Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western 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.  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4714 (2 specimens), ZMB 740, MNHN
Holotype: SAMA R2468a, from S Vic. [pinguicolla]
Holotype: WAM R44553 [macra] 
CommentSubspecies 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. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. The name macra is Latin for 'lean'. 
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