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Southern Pilbara tree dragon

southern Pilbara tree dragon (Diporiphora valens)
Newman region, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Diporiphora valens - Storr, 1979
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah  
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
valens: "The specific name valens is Latin for strong (according to Storr et al. 1983, not the original description), presumably in reference to the habitus and scalation relative to 'D. winneckei' (= D. adductus sp. nov. and D. paraconvergens sp. nov.), which Storr compared them to."1
Other names  Pilbara two-lined dragon
 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

"Confined to the southern Pilbara region of Western Australia, with isolated populations to the east and south-east in the Little Sandy Desert."1 Also occurs in the Hamersley Range, and is the only member of the genus to do so.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia

Habitat

Has been found in spinifex and acacia woodlands.1

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