Diporiphora magna Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon
Bukbukluk Lookout, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 17, 2009
Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon (Diporiphora magna)
My wife Monica spotted this well-camouflaged small dragon in the leaf litter. I recognized it as a Diporiphora species that I had not previously seen, but wasn’t familiar enough with the different species in this genus to identify it further. After some research, I concluded that it is probably D. magna, though I haven’t yet seen another photo that is this mostly uniform dark brown color.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

Along Kakadu Highway, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 17, 2009
Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon (Diporiphora magna)
Not far down the road, we pulled over to poke around near a very attractive rock pile, because it looked like the kind of place in which the cool lizards would hang out. And indeed this little guy was doing that very thing.
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