AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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also called a Northern Water Dragon
or Ta Ta Lizard
Tropicagama (was Gowidon) temporalis
Note that this species also occurs in New Guinea
Adult Female - notice the distinctive crest.
Swamplands lashtail Tropicagama temporalis photographed at Parliament House, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Swamplands lashtail Tropicagama temporalis is often called a Ta Ta lizard because of its habit of waving its arms. However that name is also used for other dragon lizards that wave their arms. These lizards are extremely common in many areas.
This species is often confused with the Gilberts Dragon Lophognathus gilberti
Updated December 22, 2018