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Carnarvon dragon

Carnarvon dragon (Diporiphora adductus)
Exmouth, Western Australia
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Diporiphora adductus - Doughty, Kealley & Melville, 2012
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah   add-DUCK-tuss
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
adductus: "The specific name is modified from Greek and refers to the elongated body shape and also the lack of the folds traditionally used for Diporiphora taxonomy (gular, post-auricular, scapular). Used as a noun in apposition."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.2 cm
Species max: 6.75 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Restricted to the northern portion of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia".1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"Occurs on low-lying Spinfex and Acacia and other low shrubs, usually on sand dunes or red sandy/ loamy soils."1

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