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Diporiphora amphiboluroides LUCAS & FROST, 1902

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mulga Dragon 
SynonymDiporiphora amphiboluroides LUCAS & FROST 1902: 76
Caimanops amphiboluroides — STORR 1974
Caimanops amphiboluroides — COGGER 1983
Caimanops amphiboluroides — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 28
Caimanops amphiboluroides — COGGER 2000: 303
Caimanops amphiboluroides — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 354
Diporiphora amphiboluroides — HUGALL et al. 2008
Diporiphora amphiboluroides — DOUGHTY et al. 2012
Caimanops amphiboluroides — COGGER 2014: 698 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: NW coastal, W plateau)

Type locality: Western Australia  
TypesHolotype: NMV D8813 (formerly WAM) 
CommentLifestyle: semi-arboreal.

Taxonomy: Caimanops was originally erected for amphiboluroides by Storr (1974), who removed it from Diporiphora based on the presence of crests, short
appendages, elongate snout and blunt tail. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • HUGALL, ANDREW F.; RALPH FOSTER , MARK HUTCHINSON and MICHAEL S. Y. LEE 2008. Phylogeny of Australasian agamid lizards based on nuclear and mitochondrial genes: implications for morphological evolution and biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 93 (2): 343 -358 - get paper here
  • Lucas, A. H. S. & Frost, C. 1902. Descriptions of some new lizards from Western Australia. Proc. R. Soc. Vict. 15: 76-79 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. R., J. A. Schulte II, A. Larson, N. B. Ananjeva, Y. Wang, R. Pethiyagoda, N. Rastegar-Pouyani, T. J. Papenfuss 2000. Evaluating trans-Tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics. Systematic Biology 49 (2): 233-256 - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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