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Hamersley pebble-mimic dragon

Hamersley pebble-mimic dragon (Tympanocryptis diabolicus)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Tympanocryptis diabolicus - Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville, 2015
Pronunciation  TIM-pan-oh-KRIP-tiss  
Etymology  Tympanocryptis: 'hidden ear'.
diabolicus: "‘diabolicus’ means ‘devil’ in Latin, in reference to the rich red coloration possessed by most individuals of this species. Used as a noun in apposition." (Doughty, Kealley, Shoo & Melville 2015)
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Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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