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Five-lined earless dragon

five-lined earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pentalineata)
Normanton, Queensland
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Tympanocryptis pentalineata - Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo, 2014
Pronunciation  TIM-pan-oh-KRIP-tiss   PENT-ah-lin-ee-AH-tah
Etymology  Tympanocryptis: 'hidden ear'.
pentalineata: "Named for the dorsal colour pattern of the new species, characterised by five longitudinal white stripes extending along the body, one vertebral, two dorso-lateral and two lateral."1
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Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Species max: 6 cm
Clutch size
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  1. Melville, Jane; Smith, Katie; Hobson, Rod; Hunjan, Sumitha; & Shoo, Luke (2014). The Role of Integrative Taxonomy in the Conservation Management of Cryptic Species: The Taxonomic Status of Endangered Earless Dragons (Agamidae: Tympanocryptis) in the Grasslands of Queensland, Australia. PloS one, 9(7):e101847.

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