Diporiphora vescus

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Taxonavigation: Acrodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Agamidae
Subfamilia: Amphibolurinae
Genus: Diporiphora
Species: Diporiphora vescus


  • Diporiphora vescus Doughty, Kealley & Melville, 2012
Holotype: WAM R145536, an adult male collected in May 2001 by R.J. Teale and colleagues.
Type locality: 86 km south of Port Hedland (21°03′36′′S, 118°45′00′′E), Western Australia.
Etymology: The specific name vescus is Latin for weak, poor, thin, or little, in reference to the more gracile build and less spiny scalation relative to D. valens.


  • Doughty, P.; Kealley, L.; Melville, J. 2012: Taxonomic assessment of Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) dragon lizards from the western arid zone of Australia. Zootaxa 3518: 1–24. Preview PDF Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Northern Pilbara Tree Dragon