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Diporiphora australis (STEINDACHNER, 1867)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tommy roundhead, Eastern two-line Dragon 
SynonymCalotella australis STEINDACHNER 1867: 29
Grammatophora macrolepis GÜNTHER 1867: 51
Grammatophora calotella GÜNTHER 1867 (nom. subst. pro C. australis)
Diporophora nuchalis DE VIS 1884 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporophora ornata DE VIS 1884 (fide BOULENGER 1885: 387)
Diporiphora australis — BOULENGER 1885: 394
Physignatus [sic] nigricollis LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1915 (partim)
Diporiphora australis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 135
Diporiphora australis — COGGER 1983
Calotella australis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 16
Diporiphora australis — COGGER 2000: 329
Diporiphora australis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Diporiphora australis — MELVILLE et al. 2019: 27
Diporiphora australis — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 75 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, N Australia
Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)

Type locality: central and south coast district, Qld [nuchalis]

Type locality: Australia (Cape York, Qld.)  
TypesLectotype: NMW 19821 (the larger of the two specimens) = NHMW (2 specimens), from Australia (Cape York, Qld. on type label). Designation by Wells &Wellington 1985. (australis)
Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.12.74, from Australia (by implication) [macrolepis]
Holotype: NHRM 3209 (= NFIRM), from Cooktown, Qld. [nigricollis]
Syntypes: unlocated (Melville et al. 2019: 28) [nuchalis]
Holotype: unlocated (Melville et al. 2019: 28) [ornata] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Body size moderately large (to 70 mm SVL) with long tail (2.3–2.7 × SVL). Gular, post-auricular and scapular folds present. Lacks spinose scales on thighs or neck. Pre- cloacal pores 4; femoral pores 0 {Melville et al. 2019: 28]. 
CommentSynonymy that of COGGER 1983. Illustration of juvenile in Schmida (2000).

Group: D. australis species group: australis, jugularis, nobbi, phaeospinosa (fide Melville et al. 2019: 27).

Distribution: for a map see Melville et al. 2019: 27 (Fig. 3). 
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  • Boulenger,G.A. 1885. Remarks on Mr. C.W. De Vis’s recent contributions to the herpetology of Australia. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 16: 386-387 - get paper here
  • Broom, R. 1898. On the lizards of the Chillagoe District, N Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 22: 639-645 [1897] - get paper here
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • De Vis, C. W. 1884. On new species of Australian lizards. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 1: 97-100 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 20: 45-57 - get paper here
  • Lönnberg, E. & Andersson, G. L. 1915. Results of Dr. E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-1913. VII. Reptiles collected in northern Queensland. Kungl. Svenska Vetensk. -Akad. Hand]. 52 (7): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Melville, J., Smith Date, K.L., Horner, P., and Doughty, P. 2019. Taxonomic revision of dragon lizards in the genus Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Australian monsoonal tropics. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 78: 23–55 - get paper here
  • Schmida, G. 2000. Exkursionen bei Mackay und Proserpine. DATZ 53 (9): 8-12
  • Steindachner, F. 1867. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858,1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair (Zoologie), Vol. 1, part 3 (Reptilien p.1-98). K. Gerold's Sohn/Kaiserlich-Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien [1869 on title page] - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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