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Grey-striped western desert dragon

grey-striped western desert dragon (Diporiphora paraconvergens)
Southern Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Stephen Mahoney
Diporiphora paraconvergens - Doughty, Kealley & Melville, 2012
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah   PAHR-ah-conn-VERG-ens
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
paraconvergens: "The specific name is in allusion to the similar orientation of the scales on the posterior of the dorsum in D. paraconvergens sp. nov., D. convergens and D. winneckei."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.5 cm
Species max: 5.85 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Known mainly from the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Records from WAM from Western Australia include specimens collected in dunefields that abut the northern Pilbara, and extend east to Lake Mackay near the Western Australian-Northern Territory border and south to the north-western portion of the Great Victoria Desert. Also occurs in north-western South Australia, and probably the south-western arid portion of the Northern Territory."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory


"Occurs primarily on sand dunes, perching on a variety of foliage including Acacia, Grevillea, and Spinifex."1

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