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Five-lined earless dragon

five-lined earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pentalineata)
Normanton, Queensland
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Tympanocryptis pentalineata - Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo, 2014
Pronunciation  TIM-pan-oh-KRIP-tiss   PENT-ah-lin-ee-AH-tah
Etymology  Tympanocryptis: 'hidden ear'.
pentalineata: "Named for the dorsal colour pattern of the new species, characterised by five longitudinal white stripes extending along the body, one vertebral, two dorso-lateral and two lateral."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Species max: 6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Currently only known from the one location, 50 km south-west of Normanton in the gulf region of far northern Queensland".1

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"Occurs on flat flood-plains, covered by grasses and low perennial shrubs."1

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