|Scientific Name:||Lophognathus gilberti Gray, 1842|
Amphibolurus gilberti (Gray, 1842)
Gemmatophora gilberti (Gray, 1842)
Grammatophora temporalis Günther, 1867 [pro parte]
Physignathus gilberti (Gray, 1842)
Physignathus incognitus Ahl, 1926
Redtenbacheria fasciata Steindachner, 1867
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is treated by some authors under the genus Amphibolurus, but we follow the Reptile Database here in keeping it under Lophognathus. This species is currently under revision.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Teale, R., Wilson, S., Zichy-Woinarski, J., Doughty, P., Somaweera, R. & Melville, J.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Chanson, J.S., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Zamin, T., Wren, S., Wearn, O.R., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Powney, G.|
Lophognathus gilberti has been assessed as Least Concern, due to its widespread distribution and abundance. At present, there are no known threats acting on population numbers of this species. No further research on this species is required at this time.
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|Range Description:||This species is found in the northern regions of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, as well as a small coastal strip along mid-western Western Australia (Wilson and Swan 2013).|
Native:Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
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|Population:||This species is reported to be abundant.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is semi-arboreal. It occurs in a range of habitats including coastal sand dunes, savanna woodland, stream and swamp edge vegetation (Cogger 2014, Wilson and Swan 2013). This species is also often observed on termite mounds (Cogger 2014). It also occurs in modified habitats such as agricultural land and urban areas.|
|Use and Trade:||There appears to be no use of or trade in this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is unlikely that any major threats are impacting this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species at the present time, although parts of its distribution range coincide with protected areas such as Kakadu National Park.|
Cogger, H.G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia: Seventh Edition. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).
Thompson, G.G. and Thompson, S.A. 2001. Behaviour and spatial ecology of Gilbert's dragon Lophognathus gilberti (Agamidae: Reptilia). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84: 153-158.
Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2013. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. New Holland Publishers, Sydney.
|Citation:||Teale, R., Wilson, S., Zichy-Woinarski, J., Doughty, P., Somaweera, R. & Melville, J. 2017. Lophognathus gilberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T170373A83321923.Downloaded on 18 February 2018.|
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