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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
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


  1. Doughty, Paul; Kealley, Luke, L.; & Melville, Jane (2012). Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa, 3518:1-24.

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