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Amphibolurus
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Amphibolurus is a genus of lizards native to Australia.

Description

Characteristics of the genus Amphibolurus include:

  • Moderate size [snout–vent length 8.4–13.5 cm (3.3–5.3 in)]
  • Long limbs and long tail
  • One to five crests consisting of enlarged, sometimes spinose scales (one nuchal and vertebral crest, sometime one or two dorsal crests on each side)
  • Tympanum exposed
  • One to 11 femoral pores and one to three preanal pores on each side
  • Pattern usually includes three broad pale dorsal stripes, and some blotches on a usually brown ground coloration

Habitat

Amphibolurus lizards inhabit woodlands in temperate and semiarid areas, as well as riverine vegetation in the tropical areas of Australia.

Behaviour

Species in the genus Amphibolurus are partially arboreal and are often found perching on trunks and branches. Lizards of this genus are swift and shy, and when disturbed, they can engage in bipedal running.

Species

List according to the Reptile Database :[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Amphibolurus.

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Amphibolurus: Brief Summary
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Amphibolurus is a genus of lizards native to Australia.

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