THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - DRAGONS (AGAMAS)

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SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL
also called a Northern Water Dragon,
Indonesian Water Dragon
or Ta Ta Lizard
Tropicagama (was Gowidon) temporalis
SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL Gowidon temporalis
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Northern Territory

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) and several other similar looking species


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