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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 
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). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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