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








Genus
Tympanocryptis

Australian Earless Dragons, Australian Earless Lizards

Australischer Taubagamen

Australske Døvagamer

1863 Tympanocryptis Peters (type species: Tympanocryptis lineata Peters 1863)
1985 Rotundacryptus Wells & Wellington (type species: Tympanocryptis cephalus Günther 1867; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 23 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Rankinia diemensis, Cryptagama aurita and some species now placed in and Ctenophorus (adelaidensis, butleri, chapmani, parviceps).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Tympanocryptis argillosa

Claypan Earless Dragon

Tonschale-Taubagame

Lersænknings-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis argillosa Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia).





Tympanocryptis centralis

Centralian Earless Dragon

Zentralaustralische Taubagame

Centralaustralsk Døvagam

1924 Tympanocryptis lineata centralis Sternfeld
Tympanocryptis centralis Wells & Wellington 1984

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


Tympanocryptis cephalus

Coastal Pebble Dragon, Coastal Pebble-mimic Dragon, Blotch-tailed Earless Dragon

Pilbara-Taubagame

Pilbara-døvagam

1867 Tympanocryptis cephalus Günther
Tympanocryptis lineata cephalus Kinghorn 1932
Rotundacryptus cephalus Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Now restricted to Western Australia. Previously included gigas and the populations now known as diabolicus, fortescuensis, and pseudopsephos (Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville 2015).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis condaminensis

Condamin Earless Dragon

Condamin-Taubagame

Condamin-døvagam

2014 Tympanocryptis condaminensis Melville, Smith, Hobson, Sumitha & Shoo

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Tympanocryptis diabolicus

Hamersley Pebble Dragon, Hamersley Pebble-mimic Dragon

Hamersley-Taubagame

Hamersley-døvagam

2015 Tympanocryptis diabolicus Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis fictilis

Harlequin Earless Dragon

Harlekin-Taubagame

Harlekin-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis fictilis Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (South Australia).





Tympanocryptis fortescuensis

Fortescue Pebble Dragon, Fortescue Pebble-mimic Dragon

Fortescue-Taubagame

Fortescue-døvagam

2015 Tympanocryptis fortescuensis Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis gigas

Gascoyne Pebble Dragon, Gascoyne Pebble-mimic Dragon

Gascoyne-Taubagame

Gascoyne-døvagam

1948 Tympanocryptis cephalus gigas Mitchell
Tympanocryptis gigas Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Raised to species status by Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville (2015), although regarded as such already by Wells & Wellington (1984).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis houstoni

Nullarbor Earless Dragon, Nullarbor Lined Earless Dragon

Nullarbor-Taubagame

Nullarbor-døvagam

1982 Tympanocryptis lineata houstoni Storr
Tympanocryptis houstoni Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis intima

Smooth-snouted Earless Dragon, Gibber Earless Dragon

Glattschnauzen-Taubagame

Glatsnudet Døvagam

1948 Tympanocryptis intima Mitchell
Rotundacryptus intima Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Tympanocryptis lineata

Canberra Earless Dragon, Common Lined Earless Dragon, (Five-lined Earless Dragon)

Canberra-Taubagame

Canberra-døvagam

1863 Tympanocryptis lineata Peters
1982 Tympanocryptis lineata macra Storr
Tympanocryptis macra Wells & Wellington 1985
1985 Tympanocryptis karumba Wells & Wellington

Remarks: Now restricted to the Australian Capital Territory (Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre 2019). Previously included centralis, cephalus, houstoni, pinguicolla, and tetraporophora, as well as the populations now assigned to argillosa, fictilis, mccartneyi, osbornei, petersi, rustica, and tolleyi. Reported from Kangaroo Island, South Australia (e.g., Waite 1927; Houston & Tyler 1979), probably referring to petersi, but there is no documentation for any species of the genus Tympanocryptis in the island (Armstrong 1999).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory).


Tympanocryptis macra

Savannah Earless Dragon

Lake-Argyle-Taubagame

Lake Argyle-døvagam

1982 Tympanocryptis lineata macra Storr
Tympanocryptis macra Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson 2019

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).





Tympanocryptis mccartneyi

Bathurst Grassland Earless Dragon

Bathurst-Taubagame

Bathurst-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis mccartneyi Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).





Tympanocryptis osbornei

Monaro Grassland Earless Dragon

Monaro-Taubagame

Monaro-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis osbornei Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).





Tympanocryptis pentalineata

Five-lined Earless Dragon

Fünfstreifen-Taubagame

Femstribet Døvagam

2014 Tympanocryptis pentalineata Melville, Smith, Hobson, Sumitha & Shoo

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Tympanocryptis petersi

Lined Earless Dragon

Gestreifte Taubagame

Stribet Døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis petersi Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson

Remarks: Reports of lineata from Kangaroo Island, South Australia (e.g., Waite 1927; Houston & Tyler 1979), probably referring to petersi, are regarded as erroneous, since there is no documentation for any species of the genus Tympanocryptis in the island (Armstrong 1999).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria).





Tympanocryptis pinguicolla

Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon, Southern Lined Earless Dragon, Southeastern Lined Earless Dragon

Victoria-Taubagame

Victoria-døvagam

1948 Tympanocryptis lineata pinguicolla Mitchell
Tympanocryptis pinguicolla Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Tympanocryptis telecom Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)

Remarks: Possibly extinct. Historical distribution now restricted to the Melbourne area, but last confident sighting was in 1969, although unconfirmed sigthings were reported in 1988-1990. Not seen since, in spite of targeted searches. (Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson 2019; Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre 2019). Previously included populations now assigned to lineata, mccartneyi, and osbornei (Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre 2019).
Distribution: Australia (Victoria).


Tympanocryptis pseudopsephos

Goldfields Pebble Dragon, Goldfields Pebble-mimic Dragon

Südwestliche Taubagame

Sydvestlig Døvagam

2015 Tympanocryptis pseudopsephos Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis rustica

Tennant Creek Pebble Dragon

Tennant Creek-Taubagame

Tennant Creek-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis rustica Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).





Tympanocryptis tetraporophora

Long-tailed Earless Dragon, Eyrean Earless Dragon, Four-pored Earless Dragon, Four-clawed Earless Dragon

Langschwanz-Taubagame

Langhalet Døvagam

1895 Tympanocryptis tetraporophora Lucas & Frost
Tympanocryptis lineata tetraporophora Mitchell 1948

Remarks: Validity as distinct species confirmed by Smith, Osborne, Donnellan & Cooper (1999).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Tympanocryptis tolleyi

Gawler Earless Dragon

Gawler-Taubagame

Gawler-døvagam

2019 Tympanocryptis tolleyi Melville, Chaplin, Hipsley, Sarre, Sumner & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (South Australia).





Tympanocryptis uniformis

Even-scaled Earless Dragon

Gleichschuppige Taubagame

Ensskællet Døvagam

1948 Tympanocryptis uniformis Mitchell
Rotundacryptus uniformis Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Tympanocryptis wilsoni

Roma Earless Dragon

Roma-Taubagame

Roma-døvagam

2014 Tympanocryptis wilsoni Melville, Smith, Hobson, Sumitha & Shoo

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).