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Nullarbor earless dragon

Nullarbor earless dragon (Tympanocryptis houstoni)
Brooks Soak, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Tympanocryptis houstoni - Storr, 1982
Pronunciation  TIM-pan-oh-KRIP-tiss   HOW-ston-ee
Etymology  Tympanocryptis: 'hidden ear'.
houstoni: Presumably named after T.E. Houston, author of Dragon lizards and Goannas of South Australia and the first to recognise the distinctiveness of this taxon.1
Other names  Tympanocryptis lineata houstoni 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Conservation status

This species does not appear to be listed as of conservation concern.

General threats

General threats to reptiles, and indeed all native wildlife, include:

Note: these are general threats and may not apply to this particular species.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help our reptiles. Here are my top three suggestions:

  1. donate to a habitat restoration organisation
  2. ensure your carbon footprint is as small as possible
  3. donate to another habitat restoration organisation
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