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Pindan two-lined dragon

Pindan two-lined dragon (Diporiphora pindan)
Broome, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Diporiphora pindan - Storr, 1979
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah   PIN-dan
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
pindan: "The specific name refers to the pindan country of the south-west Kimberley region where the type series was collected and to which it was believed to be confined."1
Other names  Pindan dragon
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Dampier Peninsula in the south-west Kimberley, south through the Great Sandy Desert and occurring along the Pilbara coast as far west as Karratha; east to the Tanami".1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"Occurs in vegetation associated with sands, such as Spinifex, grasses, and Acacia. Observed perching on vegetation in the day and while asleep at night; some individuals were found under low ground cover and one specimen was dug from a burrow."1

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