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Roma earless dragon

Roma earless dragon (Tympanocryptis wilsoni)
Roma, Queensland
Photo © Steve Wilson
Tympanocryptis wilsoni - Melville, Smith, Hobson, Hunjan & Shoo, 2014
Pronunciation  TIM-pan-oh-KRIP-tiss   WILL-sun-ee
Etymology  Tympanocryptis: 'hidden ear'.
wilsoni: "Named in recognition of the contributions of Steve Wilson to Australian herpetology, in particular his direct contribution to the understanding of Tympanocryptis diversity in Queensland. Steve Wilson discovered this new species during a survey, provided photographs in-life and collected the only voucher specimens."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Based on four known samples (2 x vouchers + tissues & 2 x tissues only), the distribution of this species is in the native grasslands nearby the town of Roma: from Hodgson approximately 20 km west to Mt Abundance approximately 50 km south-west of Roma."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"Currently known to occur in grasslands on sloping terrains. Grasslands in the western Darling Downs are dominated by Mitchell grasses."1

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