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Tropicagama (GÜNTHER, 1867)

Wasserdrachen / Water Dragons

Tropicagama temporalis (GÜNTHER, 1867)

Papua-Wasserdrachen / Swamplands Lashtail, Northern Water Dragon

BLAMIRES, S.J. (1998): Circumduction and Head Bobbing in the agamid lizard Lophognathus temporalis. – Herpetofauna, Sydney, 28 (1): 51-52.

BLAMIRES, S.J. (1999): Factors influencing the escare response of an arboreal agamid lizard of tropical Australia (Lophognathus temporalis) in an urban environement. – Canadian Journal of Zoology, 77: 1998-2003.

BLAMIRES, S.J. & K.A. CHRISTIAN (1999): Seasonal water loss of the lizard Lophognathus temporalis in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. - Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (2): 211-215.

CHRISTIAN, K.A., BEDFORD, G., GREEN, B., GRIFFITHS, A. & NEWGRAIN (1999): Physiological ecology of a tropical dragon, Lophognathus temporalis. – Australian Journal of Ecology, 24 (2): 171-181.

GÜNTHER, A. (1867): Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. - Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (3) 20: 45-57.

GÜNTHER, R. & M. KAPISA (2003): Allochtone Populationen der Kragenechse, Chlamydosaurus kingii GRAY, 1825, und des Papua-Wasserdrachens, Lophognathus temporalis (GÜNTHER, 1867), auf der Insel Biak. – Sauria, Berlin, 25 (2): 31-35. (03.085)

Based on captive specimens released in the early 1990s, successfully reproducing populations of the Frilled Lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, and of the Papua Water Dragon, Lophognathus temporalis, have established themselves within and near Biak Town and are still present there today. Biak Island is situated in the Pacific Ocean, about 120 km north-west off the north-west coast of New Guinea, at a distance of about 800 km from the northern range limits of both species.

VOGEL, Z. (0000): Die Mini-Saurier. Wasseragamen aus Indien und Australien. – Aquarien Magazin. S. 406-408.

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