THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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GIPPSLAND WATER DRAGON
Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii howitti


Note that this is a subspecies of the AUSTRALIAN WATER DRAGON Intellagama lesueurii


Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti
Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti photographed on Black Mountain Peninsular (Lake Burley Griffin), ACT

Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti
Adult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti photographed on Black Mountain Peninsular (Lake Burley Griffin), ACT - Notice that it does not have a distinct black stripe behind its eye but it does have a black marking behind its ear

Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above is of a captive Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti taken at Gow's Reptile World (closed) Humpty Doo NT


Intellagama lesueurii map  
Note that there are a few populations of Water Dragons Intellagama lesueurii found in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, which are believed to be feral.

Note that the Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti is found in the southern part of the range of the Australian Water Dragon and lacks the distinct black eye stripe in adults, although they may have a black stripe behind their ear.

The Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti is a common species found in Southeastern Australia. It is often kept as a pet and is very easy to breed.


Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above is of an Adult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti taken at the Canberra Botanic Gardens where they are common.

Gippsland Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii howittiTHE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above is of a sub-adult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti taken at the Canberra Botanic Gardens

Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howitti

This subadult Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii howittii above was photographed at the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia. It has shed its skin on part of its tail exposing the new skin. Note that it does have a faint eye stripe.

The two sub-species of the Australian Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii cross readily in captivity so should not be kept together. Besides being illegal to cross sub-species in some states, crosses may be hard to classify when juveniles, and adult crosses are not as colorful as either species. Apparently intergrades do occur naturally in the wild.

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AUSTRALIAN WATER DRAGONS Intellagama lesueurii

EASTERN WATER DRAGON
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Click here for a complete list of Australian Dragons (Agamas)

Click here for list of Australian Dragons Lizards of the ACT

Click here for list of Australian Dragons Lizards of South Australia

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)


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