Tympanocryptis uniformis Mitchell, 1948:76

Even-scaled earless dragon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Tympanocryptis lineata macra may be a junior synonym of T. uniformis, and hence the latter may in the future be considered taxonomically rediscovered.


Conservation Status


Last record: 1911

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



"near Darwin", Northern Territory, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology

"Ecology: tall open shrubland, woodland, open forest, terrestrial, diurnal; oviparous, arthropod-feeder."

(Cogger et al., 1983:125)



Holotype: SAMA R705 (Cogger et al., 1983:124)

Type locality: "near Darwin, N.T." (Cogger et al., 1983:124)






Original scientific description:

Mitchell, F. J. (1948). A Revision of the Lacertilian Genus Tympanocryptis. Records of the South Australian Museum 9: 57-86.


Other references:

Clayton, M., Wombey, J.C., Mason, I.J., Chesser, R.T. and Wells, A. (2006). CSIRO List of Australian vertebrates: a reference with conservation status. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Cogger, H. G. (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia: Seventh Edition. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Cogger, Harold G., Cameron, Elizabeth E. and Cogger, Heather M. (1983). Agamidae, pp. 108-125. In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. I. Amphibia and Reptilia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. vi + 313 pp. [p. 124-125]

Storr, G. M. (1964). The Agamid Lizards of the genus Tympanocryptis in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 47: 43-50.

Storr, G. M. (1982). Taxonomic notes on the genus Tympanocryptis. Records of the Western Australia Museum 10(1): 61-66.

Wilson, S. and Knowles, D. (1988). Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia. Collins Publishers, Sydney.

Wilson, S., Melville, J. and Horner, P. (2018). Tympanocryptis uniformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T176222A83494750. Accessed on 27 November 2022.

Wilson, S. and Swan, G. (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Sydney: New Holland Publishers.

Wotherspoon, Lucy, de Oliveira Caetano, Gabriel Henrique, Roll, Uri, Meiri, Shai, Pili, Arman, Tingley, Reid and Chapple, David G. (2024). Inferring the extinction risk of Data Deficient and Not Evaluated Australian squamates. Austral Ecology 49(2): e13485. [Supporting Information (Data S1)]


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