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Taxonomy of the family Agamidae
Bibliography of the genus Diporiphora
Biodiversity of the family Agamidae








Genus
Diporiphora

Two-pored Dragons, Two-lined Dragons

Streifenagamen

Stribeagamer

1842 Diporiphora Gray (type species: Diporiphora bilineata Gray 1842)
1845 Diporophora Gray [substitute name for Diporiphora Gray 1842]
1845 Gindalia Gray (type species: Gindalia bennettii Gray 1845; syn. Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1867 Calotella Steindachner (type species: Calotella australis Steindacner 1867; syn. Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1974 Caimanops Storr (type species: Diporiphora amphiboluroides Lucas & Frost 1902; syn. Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012)
1984 Mantichorasaurus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diporiphora albilabris Storr 1974; syn. Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012)
1985 Houstoniasaurus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diporiphora winneckei Lucas & Frost 1896; syn. Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012)
1985 Wittenagama Wells & Wellington (type species: Amphibolurus nobbi coggeri Witten 1972; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 28 species, of which 27 (96.4%) are endemic.
Remarks: Includes amphiboluroides, previously placed in a separate genus, Caimanops, and nobbi, previously included in Amphibolurus. Some authors retain Caimanops as a valid genus (e.g., Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper & Robinson 2007; Cogger 2014).
Distribution: Australia, New Guinea.
Reported from: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Diporiphora adductus

Carnarvon Dragon

Carnarvon-Streifenagame

Carnarvon-stribeagam

2012 Diporiphora adductus Doughty, Kealley & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora albilabris

White-lipped Two-lined Dragon

Weißlippen-Streifenagame

Hvidlæbet Stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora albilabris albilabris Storr
Mantichorasaurus albilabris Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously included sobria.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora ameliae

Goneaway Tablelands Two-lined Dragon, (Amelia's Two-lined Dragon)

Goneaway-Streifenagame

Goneaway-stribeagam

2012 Diporiphora ameliae Couper, Melville, Emmott & Chapple

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Diporiphora amphiboluroides

Mulga Dragon

Mulga-Streifenagame

Mulga-stribeagam

1902 Diporiphora amphiboluroides Lucas & Frost
Caimanops amphiboluroides Storr 1974

Remarks: Previously placed in a separate genus, Caimanops, but returned to Diporiphora by Doughty, Kealley & Melville (2012).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora australis

Eastern Two-lined Dragon, Tommy Roundhead

Östliche Streifenagame

Østlig Stribeagam

1867 Calotella australis Steindacner
Diporiphora australis Boulenger 1885
Torresia australis Brongersma 1934
1867 Grammatophora macrolepis Günther (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
1884 Diporophora nuchalis De Vis (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
Calotella nuchalis Wells & Wellington 1985
1884 Diporophora ornata De Vis (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
1915 Physignatus nigricollis Lönnberg & Andersson (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
Calotella nigricollis Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Records from New Guinea are regarded as doubtful (Rooij 1915).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).


Diporiphora bennettii

Kimberley Sandstone Dragon, Robust Two-lined Dragon

Kleine Kimberley-Streifenagame

Lille Kimberley-stribeagam

1845 Gindalia bennettii Gray
Diporiphora bennettii Boulenger 1885

Remarks: Previously included arnhemica, now a synonym of sobria.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora bilineata

Northern Two-lined Dragon

Nördliche Streifenagame

Nordlig Stribeagam

1842 Diporiphora bilineata Gray
Amphibolurus bilineatus Peters & Doria 1878

Remarks: Previously included jugularis and margaretae.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Diporiphora carpentariensis

Gulf Two-lined Dragon

Carpentaria-Streifenagame

Carpentaria-Stribeagam

2019 Diporiphora carpentariensis Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).





Diporiphora convergens

Crystal Creek Two-lined Dragon

Crystal-Creek-Streifenagame

Crystal Creek-stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora convergens Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora gracilis

Gracile Two-lined Dragon

Venus-streifenagame

Venus-stribeagam

2019 Diporiphora gracilis Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).





Diporiphora granulifera

Granulated Two-lined Dragon

Rauhschuppige Streifenagame

Ruskællet Stribeagam

2019 Diporiphora granulifera Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).





Diporiphora jugularis

Black-throated Two-pored Dragon

Schwarzkehl-Streifenagame

Sortstrubet Stribeagam

1877 Grammatophora jugularis Macleay
Diporiphora jugularis Wells & Wellington 1984
1867 Grammatophora calotella Günther (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
1884 Diporophora brevicauda De Vis (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
1884 Diporophora pentalineata De Vis (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of bilineata (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983; Midtgaard 2019). Revalidated as a separate species by Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty (2019), although Wells & Wellington (1984) had already treated it as such. Records of bilineata from the Torres Strait Islands and New Guinea are tentatively assigned to jugularis, being the species with the closest distribution in the Australian mainland.
Distribution: Australia (Queensland [incl. Torres Strait Islands]), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).





Diporiphora lalliae

Northern Deserts Dragon, (Lally’s Two-lined Dragon)

Nördliche Wüsten-Streifenagame

Nordlig Ørken-stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora lalliae Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Diporiphora linga

Pink Two-lined Dragon, Linga Dragon

Hellrote Streifenagame

Blegrød Stribeagam

1977 Diporiphora linga Houston
Houstoniasaurus linga Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Diporiphora magna

Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon

Gelbseiten-Streifenagame

Gulflanket Stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora magna Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).


Diporiphora margaretae

Northwest Kimberley Two-lined Dragon

Nordwestliche Kimberley-Streifenagame

Nordvestlig Kimberley-stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora bilineata margaretae Storr
Diporiphora margaretae Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of bilineata (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983) or magna (e.g., Storr, Johnstone & Smith 1983; Midtgaard 2019). Revalidated by Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty (2019).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).





Diporiphora nobbi

Nobbi Dragon, Nobbi

Nobbi-Agame

Nobbi-agam

1972 Amphibolurus nobbi nobbi Witten
Wittenagama nobbi Wells & Wellington 1985
Gemmatophora nobbi Wilson & Knowles 1988
Diporiphora nobbi Edwards & Melville 2011
1972 Amphibolurus nobbi coggeri Witten
Diporiphora nobbi coggeri Edwards & Melville 2011
Amphibolurus coggeri Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Wittenagama parnabyi Wells & Wellington (syn. Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia, Victoria).


Diporiphora pallida

Pale Two-lined Dragon

Helle Streifenagame

Lys Stribeagam

2019 Diporiphora pallida Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).





Diporiphora paraconvergens

Grey-striped Western Desert Dragon

Graugestreifte Agame

Gråstribet Stribeagam

2012 Diporiphora paraconvergens Doughty, Kealley & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Diporiphora perplexa

Kimberley Rock Dragon

Grosse Kimberley-Streifenagame

Stor Kimberley-stribeagam

2019 Diporiphora perplexa Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).





Diporiphora phaeospinosa

Bauhinia Two-lined Dragon, Brigalow Nobbi Dragon

Bauhinia-Streifenagame

Bauhinia-stribeagam

2011 Diporiphora phaeospinosa Edwards & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Diporiphora pindan

Pindan Two-lined Dragon

Pindan-Streifenagame

Pindan-stribeagam

1979 Diporiphora pindan Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora reginae

Plain-backed Two-lined Dragon, Red-rumped Dragon

Rotschwanz-Streifenagame

Rødhalet Stribeagam

1959 Diporiphora reginae Glauert

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Diporiphora sobria

Northern Savannah Two-pored Dragon

Westliche Weißlippen-Streifenagame

Vestlig Hvidlæbet Stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora albilabris sobria Storr
Mantichorasaurus sobria Wells & Wellington 1984
Diporiphora sobria Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019
1974 Diporiphora bennettii arnhemica Storr (syn. Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty 2019)
Diporiphora arnhemica Storr, Smith & Johnstone 1983

Other common names:
arnhemica: Arnhem Dragon
Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of albilabris (e.g., Storr 1974; Midtgaard 2019). Storr, Smith & Johnstone (1983) treated albilabris as monotypic, suggesting that they regarded sobria as a distinct species, as did Wells & Wellington (1984). Validity as a separate species was supported by Melville, Date, Horner & Doughty (2019).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).





Diporiphora superba

Superb Two-lined Dragon, Superb Dragon

Grazile Streifenagame

Slank Stribeagam

1974 Diporiphora superba Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora valens

Southern Pilbara Tree Dragon, (Pilbara Two-lined Dragon)

Südliche Pilbara-Streifenagame

Sydlig Pilbara-stribeagam

1979 Diporiphora valens Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora vescus

Northern Pilbara Tree Dragon

Nördliche Pilbara-Streifenagame

Nordlig Pilbara-stribeagam

2012 Diporiphora vescus Doughty, Kealley & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diporiphora winneckei

Canegrass Dragon, Blue-lined Dragon, Sand Dune Dragon

Dünen-Streifenagame

Klit-stribeagam

1896 Diporiphora winneckei Lucas & Frost
Houstoniasaurus winneckei Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Records from Western Australia refer to adductus and paraconvergens, both previously considered populations of winneckei (Doughty, Kealley & Melville 2012).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).