AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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also called a Northern Water Dragon
or Ta Ta Lizard
Tropicagama (was Gowidon) temporalis
Swamplands Lashtail Tropicagama temporalis
Approximate Distribution of the Swamplands Lashtail Tropicagama temporalis
Note that this species also occurs in New Guinea
Adult female Swamplands lashtail Tropicagama temporalis - 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 April 3, 2019