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Diporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST, 1896

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cane Grass (Two-line) Dragon 
SynonymDiporiphora winneckei LUCAS & FROST 1896
Diporophora winneckei — STERNFELD 1925: 235 (in error)
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 1983
Houstoniasaurus winneckei — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17
Diporiphora winneckei — COGGER 2000: 336
Diporiphora winneckei — DOUGHTY et al. 2012
Diporiphora winneckei — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 82 
DistributionAustralia (SE Northern Territory, SE Queensland, NE South Australia)

Type locality: Charlotte Waters, N. T., designated by Coventry (1970)  
TypesLectotype: NMV D10156 (formerly 57882 or 57883) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A slender, medium-sized Diporiphora, with weak gular and post-auricular folds, strong scapular fold, no crests on the forebody, homogeneous dorsal scales with keels converging towards midline, upper lateral scales conspicuously reduced in size relative to surrounding scales, no precloacal or femoral pores, and gular region with wide medial dark marking [from DOUGHTY et al. 2012]. 
CommentHabitat. Observed on Canegrass (Zygochloa paradoxa) on sandridges (Houston & Hutchinson 1998). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Winnecke, leader of the Horn Expedition to central Australia in the late 1800s when the syntype series was collected. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • Coventry, A. J. 1970. Reptile and amphibian type specimens housed in the National Museum of Victoria. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 31: 115-124. - get paper here
  • DOUGHTY, PAUL; LUKE KEALLEY & JANE MELVILLE 2012. Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa 3518: 1–24 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1977. A new species of Diporiphora from South Australia and geographic variation in D. winneckei Lucas and Frost (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 101: 199-206 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1978. Dragon Lizards and Goannas of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Museum 84 pp.
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1896. Further preliminary notice of certain new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 8:1-4. - 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
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Storr G M 1980. Two new Diporiphora (Lacertilia, Agamidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 7 (2): 255-263 [1979] - 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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