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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
Clutch size
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Taxonomic notes

This species was described by Storr in 1982.1
Originally described as a subspecies of Typmanocryptis lineata.1

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