Dragon lizards are iconic reptiles of Australia. Frill-necked Lizards. Thorny Devils. Bearded Dragons. These are some of the well-known stars of the Aussie dragon world, but there is much more to this diverse group than these large or bizarre famous species.

Authors Jane Melville and Steve Wilson are well positioned to produce this book on Australian dragons. Melville has focused her research almost exclusively on agamids over the last 20 years, and her research has greatly enhanced our systematic knowledge of these animals. At the time of this volume's publication, her group had described 20 dragon species (now 25, over half of which are Tympanocryptis), and raised many more from subspecies to full species or revalidated species or genera in synonymy. Her first-hand knowledge of dragons comes through decades of fieldwork that has taken her nearly over the...

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