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Northern Pilbara tree dragon

northern Pilbara tree dragon (Diporiphora vescus)
Wodgina, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Diporiphora vescus - Doughty, Kealley & Melville, 2012
Pronunciation  DIE-por-IFF-er-ah   VESS-cuss
Etymology  Diporiphora: 'two-pore-bearer', after the two femoral pores in the type species.
vescus: "The specific name vescus is Latin for weak, poor, thin, or little, in reference to the more gracile build and less spiny scalation relative to D. valens. Used as a noun in apposition."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.8 cm
Species max: 6.25 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Confined to the northern Pilbara region of Western Australia (Fig. 3), including the Chichester and Roebourne subregions."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"Specimens have been collected on sandy and clayey alluvial and colluvial surfaces, and on coastal sand dunes. Two individuals were initially detected perched on fence posts."1

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