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SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL
also called a Northern Water Dragon,
Indonesian Water Dragon
or Ta Ta Lizard
Tropicagama (was Gowidon) temporalis
Grows to approximately 45cm (18")

SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL Gowidon temporalis
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Northern Territory


Approximate distribution of the Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) MAP
Approximate distribution of the Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis)


SWAMPLANDS LASHTAIL Gowidon temporalis
Adult female Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) - notice the distinctive crest

Swamplands lashtail Gowidon temporalis photographed at Parliament House, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Adult Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed at Parliament House, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory


Young adult Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Young adult Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory


Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory


Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Adult male Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory


Gravid female Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Gravid female Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory


Young adult Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory
Young adult Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory



Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) photographed in the Darwin Region, Northern Territory

The Swamplands Lashtail (Tropicagama temporalis) is often called a Ta Ta lizard because of its habit of waving its arms. However that name is also used for other dragon lizards that wave their arms. These lizards are extremely common in many areas.

This species is often confused with the Gilberts Dragon (Lophognathus gilberti) and several other similar looking species


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