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Mountain dragon

mountain dragon (Rankinia diemensis)
Appin, New South Wales
Photo © Henry Cook
Rankinia diemensis - (Gray, 1841)
Pronunciation  RAN-kin-EE-ah   dee-MEN-siss
Etymology  Rankinia: after the late Peter Rankin.1
diemensis: after Van Diemen's Land.2
Other names  Tympanocryptis diemensis 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria


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