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Diporiphora nobbi

Nobbi Dragon at Tennent, ACT

Diporiphora nobbi at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Diporiphora nobbi 22 Oct 2021 wombey
Unidentified 21 Oct 2021 CathB

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4 comments

wombey wrote:
   21 Oct 2021
Again, I think this is nobbi. It looks like one and comes from a known area for that species. Happy to stand corrected John
WillO wrote:
   22 Oct 2021
Yes agreed - D. nobbi.
BrianHerps wrote:
   22 Oct 2021
agreed, a gravid individual too! This is a good photo showing the difference in head shape between A. muricatus and D. nobbi.
WillO wrote:
   22 Oct 2021
John, in the light of day I have thought a bit more about this individual. Obviously a female and unlike the males with their narrow straight, pale or yellow coloured dorso-lateral stripes females can be very similar to A. muricatus. My current thinking, particularly for females, is that we should not rely on the pale stripes alone if we cannot see mouth colour. See this photo purportedly an A. muricatus : https://www.alamy.com/jacky-dragon-basking-on-tree-branch-image416649612.html and this one: https://www.flickriver.com/photos/126237772@N07/49937136916/

Having said that I still think this D. nobbi. There doesnt seem to be the mixed sactter of large and small spinous scales on the upper thigh that we typically see in A. muricatus. I am trying to find out if that is in fact a reliable feature.

For now I think we should put it in as D. nobbi based on location, and close resemblance to typical ACT D. nobbi.

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Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by MB
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by Jek
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900
Calytrix tetragona (Common Fringe-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Tennent, ACT - 2 Sep 2018 by SWishart
Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pomaderris sp. at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Cillibus incisus (Darkling Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Eucalyptus nortonii (Large-flowered Bundy) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Acacia penninervis var. penninervis (Hickory wattle) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Oct 2021 12:05 PM Recorded on
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