Diporiphora magna — Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon
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 wasnt 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 havent yet seen another photo that is this mostly uniform dark brown color.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
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.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition