THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL
also called a Northern Water Dragon
or Ta Ta Lizard
Tropicagama (was Gowidon) temporalis
SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL Gowidon temporalis
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail Tropicagama temporalis
Approximate Distribution of the Swamplands Lashtail Tropicagama temporalis
Approximate Distribution of the Swamplands Lashtail Tropicagama temporalis
Note that this species also occurs in New Guinea

SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL Gowidon temporalis
Adult female Swamplands lashtail Tropicagama temporalis - notice the distinctive crest.

Swamplands lashtail Gowidon temporalis photographed at Parliament House, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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


LINKS OF INTEREST


Diversity in Australia’s tropical savannas: An integrative taxonomic revision of agamid lizards from the genera Amphibolurus and Lophognathus


Click here for a complete list of Australian Dragons (Agamas)

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)


Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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