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Canegrass dragon

canegrass dragon (Diporiphora winneckei)
Windorah, Queensland
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Diporiphora winneckei - Lucas & Frost, 1896
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah  
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
winneckei: "Named after Charles Winnecke, leader of the Horn Expedition to central Australia in the late 1800s when the syntype series was collected."1
Other names  Blue-lined dragon
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Eastern arid zone, occurring in south-western Queensland, north-eastern South Australia and the south-eastern Northern Territory.1 Potentially also extending into north-west New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia


"Observed on Canegrass (Zygochloa paradoxa) on sandridges (Houston & Hutchinson 1998)."1

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