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A Listing of Australian Dragons
(Agamid) Lizards

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

Distribution Key
ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)


family: Agamidae (Dragons)

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

*Burns' Dragon 

Amphibolurus (was Lophognathus) burnsi 

NSW, Qld, SA, NT

Centralian Lashtail

Amphibolurus centralis

NT, Qld

Jacky Lizard

Amphibolurus muricatus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Mallee Heath Lashtail Dragon

Amphibolurus norrisi

SA, Vic, WA

Chameleon Dragon

Chelosania brunnea

NT, Qld, WA

Frilled Lizard

Chlamydosaurus kingii

NT, Qld, WA

Gravel Dragon

Cryptagama aurita

NT, WA

*Western Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus adelaidensis
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)

WA

*Shark Bay Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus butlerorum (was Ctenophorus butleri)
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)

WA

*Eastern Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus chapmani
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)

SA, WA

*Western Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus caudicinctus
(What was previously Ctenophorus caudicinctus caudicinctus combined with what was Ctenophorus caudicinctus mensarum)

WA (Pilbara region & offshore islands) as well as West-central WA

*Eastern Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus chapmani
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)

SA, WA

Black Shouldered Ground Dragon

Ctenophorus clayi

NT, SA, WA

Crested Dragon

Ctenophorus cristatus

SA, WA

*Tawny Dragon

Ctenophorus decresii

SA

Long Tailed Sand Dragon

Ctenophorus femoralis

WA

Peninsula Rock Dragon (includes Arcoona Rock Dragon)

Ctenophorus fionni

SA

Mallee Dragon

Ctenophorus fordi

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Bulldust Ground-Dragon

Ctenophorus gibba

SA

*Graaf's Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus graafi (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus graafi)

WA( far eastern interior)
(extending into NT and SA?)

Military Dragon

Ctenophorus isolepis

NT, Qld, SA, WA

* Laverton Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus infans (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus infans)

Southern Central inland WA

Spotted Military Dragon (subspecies)

Ctenophorus maculatus badius

Coast and interior of West Australia between Shark Bay and Exmouth Gulf

Spotted Military Dragon (subspecies)

Ctenophorus maculatus griseus

SW interior of West Australia

Spotted Military Dragon (subspecies)

Ctenophorus maculatus dualis

SE West Australia and extreme SW South Australia. 

Spotted Military Dragon (subspecies)

Ctenophorus maculatus maculatus

West coast of West Australia south of Shark Bay 

Lake Eyre Dragon

Ctenophorus maculosus

SA

*Dwarf Bicycle Dragon or Mckenzie's Dragon

Ctenophorus mckenziei

WA SA (Great Australian Bight)

*Barrier Range Dragon

Ctenophorus mirrityana (split from decresii)

NSW

Lake Disappointment Dragon

Ctenophorus nguyarna

WA

Central Netted Dragon

Ctenophorus nuchalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Ornate Dragon

Ctenophorus ornatus

WA

Gnaraloo Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus parviceps
(previously Tympanocryptis parviceps)

WA

Painted Dragon

Ctenophorus pictus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Western Netted Dragon

Ctenophorus reticulatus

SA, WA

Reddening Sand-dragon

Ctenophorus rubens

Central coastal WA

Rusty Crevice Dragon

Ctenophorus rufescens

SA, WA

Claypan Dragon or Saltpan Ground Dragon

Ctenophorus salinarum

WA

Lozenge-Marked Dragon

Ctenophorus scutulatus

SA, WA

*Slater's Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus slateri (What was previously Ctenophorus caudicinctus slateri combined with what was previously Ctenophorus caudicinctus macropus)

Far Northern Australia, WA, NT extending into Central Australia and Qld.

Ochre Dragon

Ctenophorus tjantjalka

SA

Red Barred Dragon

Ctenophorus vadnappa

SA

Yinnietharra Crevice Dragon

Ctenophorus yinnietharra

WA

*Carnarvon Dragon 

Diporiphora adductus

WA

White-lipped Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora albilabris

NT, WA

*Amelia's Canegrass Dragon

Diporiphora ameliae

Central Qld

Mulga Dragon

Diporiphora (was Caimanops) amphiboluroides

WA

*Arnhem Land Two-lined Dragon 

Diporiphora arnhemica 

NT, WA

Eastern Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora australis

Qld

Robust Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora bennettii

NT, WA

Northern Two-Lined Dragon

Diporiphora bilineata

NT, Qld, WA

Crystal Creek Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora convergens

WA

Lally's Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora lalliae

NT, SA, WA

Pink Two Lined Dragon Dragon

Diporiphora linga

SA

Yellow-Sided Two-Lined Dragon  

Diporiphora magna

NT, Qld, WA

* Nobbi Dragon

Diporiphora nobbi
(was in the genus Amphibolurus and Ctenophorus)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

*Grey-striped Western Desert Dragon

Diporiphora paraconvergens 

WA

*Black-Spined Nobbi Dragon

Diporiphora phaeospinosa

WA

Pindan Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora pindan

WA

Plain Backed Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora reginae

WA

Superb Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora superba

WA

Southern Pilbara Tree Dragon

Diporiphora valens

WA

Northern Pilbara Tree Dragon

Diporiphora vescus 

WA

Canegrass Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora winneckei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Long-nosed Water Dragon

Gowidon (or Amphibolurus) (was Lophognathus) longirostris

NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Northern Water Dragon or Swamplands Lashtail

Gowidon (or Amphibolurus) (was Lophognathus) temporalis

NT, Qld, WA

*Eastern Water Dragon

Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii (was Physignathus lesuerii lesuerii)

NSW, Qld

*Gippsland Water Dragon

Intellagama lesueurii howittii (was Physignathus lesuerii howittii)

NSW, Vic

*Gilbert's Dragon

Lophognathus (was Amphibolurus) gilberti

NT, Qld, WA

*Boyd's Forest Dragon

Lophosaurus ( was Hypsilurus) boydii

Qld

*Southern Angle-Headed Dragon

Lophosaurus (was Hypsilurus) spinipes

NSW, Qld

Thorny Devil (lizard)

Moloch horridus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Common or Eastern Bearded Dragon

Pogona barbata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Black Soil Bearded Dragon

Pogona henrylawsoni

QLD

Small Scaled or Kimberley Bearded Dragon

Pogona microlepidota

WA

*Western Bearded Dragon

Pogona minor minima

Houtman Abrolhos (WA)

*Dwarf Bearded Dragon

Pogona minor minor

NT, SA, WA

*Mitchell's Bearded Dragon

Pogona minor mitchelli

WA

Nullarbor Bearded Dragon

Pogona nullarbor

SA, WA

Inland Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Mountain (Heath) Dragon

Rankinia diemensis
(was in the genus Ctenophorus & Tympanocryptis)

NSW, Tas, Vic

Centralian Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis centralis
(was T.lineata centralis)

NT, SA, WA

*Common Pebble Dragon

Tympanocryptis cephalus (T.cephala)

WA

*Condamine Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis condaminensis

Southeast Qld (West of Brisbane)

* Hamersley Pebble Dragon

Tympanocryptis diabolicus

WA (Hamersley Range)

* Fortescue Pebble Dragon

Tympanocryptis fortescuensis

WA

*Gascoyne Pebble Dragon

Tympanocryptis gigas

Central western WA. 

Nullarbor Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis houstoni
(was T. lineata houstoni)

SA, WA

*Gibber Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis intima

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Lined Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis lineata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Five Lined Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis pentalineata

Qld

Grassland Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis pinguicolla
(was T. lineata pinguicolla)

Vic (near Melbourne), Southeastern NSW

*Goldfields Pebble Dragons

Tympanocryptis pseudopsephos

Inland WA

Long-tailed or Eyrean Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis tetraporophora

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Even Scaled Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis uniformis (status uncertain)

Northern NT

Roma Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis wilsoni

Qld (Roma, Cunnamulla)

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory

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