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A Listing of Australian Dragons
(Agamid) Lizards


Distribution Key

family: Agamidae (Dragons)

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Common Name Scientific Name Distribution
*Burns' Dragon  Lophognathus (was Amphibolurus) burnsi  NSW,Qld,SA,NT
*Gilbert's Dragon Lophognathus (was Amphibolurus) gilberti NT,Qld,WA
*Long-nosed Water Dragon Gowidon (or Amphibolurus) (was Lophognathus) longirostris NT,Qld,SA,WA
Jacky Lizard Amphibolurus muricatus NSW,Qld,SA,Vic
Mallee Heath Lashtail Dragon Amphibolurus norrisi SA,Vic,WA
*Northern Water Dragon or Swamplands Lashtail Lophognathus (or Amphibolurus) (was Gowidon) temporalis NT,Qld,WA
Mulga Dragon Diporiphora (was Caimanops) amphiboluroides 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)
*Shark Bay Heath Dragon Ctenophorus butlerorum (was Ctenophorus butleri)
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)
*Eastern Heath Dragon Ctenophorus chapmani
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)
*Pilbara Ring-tailed Dragon Ctenophorus caudicinctus caudicinctus WA (Pilbara region & offshore islands) (extending into NT)?
*Ring-tailed Dragon (was Subspecies) Ctenophorus graafi (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus graafi) WA( far eastern interior)
(extending into NT and SA)?
*Ring-tailed Dragon (was Subspecies) Ctenophorus infans (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus infans) Central WA
*Ring-tailed Dragon (Subspecies) Ctenophorus caudicinctus mensarum

Western inland WA

*Northern Ring-tailed Dragon Ctenophorus caudicinctus macropus Northern Australia, NT,Qld,WA
*Central Ring-tailed Dragon Ctenophorus slateri (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus slateri) Central Australia, NT,SA
*Eastern Heath Dragon Ctenophorus chapmani
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)
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
Military Dragon Ctenophorus isolepis NT,Qld,SA,WA
Spotted Dragon Ctenophorus maculatus SA,WA
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)
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
Saltpan Ground Dragon Ctenophorus salinarum WA
Lozenge-Marked Dragon Ctenophorus scutulatus SA,WA
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
*Arnhemland 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)
*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
*Boyd's Forest Dragon Lophosaurus ( was Hypsilurus) boydii Qld
*Southern Angle-Headed Dragon Lophosaurus (was Hypsilurus) spinipes NSW,Qld
*Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii (was Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) (No longer has any subspecies) NSW,Qld
*Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii (was Physignathus lesuerii howitti) (Downgraded from subspecies) NSW,Vic
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 Kimberly 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
Nullabor 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)
Centralian Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis centralis
(was T.lineata centralis)
*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)
*Gibber Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis intima NSW,NT,Qld,SA
Lined Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis lineata NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
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)

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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

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