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JACKY DRAGON OR JACKY LIZARD
Amphibolurus muricatus

Usually grows to to approximately 30cm (1ft)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
This photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) on a rock was taken at Blackhill Reserve (near Kyneton, Victoria) this lizard was not concerned about being photographed and carried on chasing insects.

JACKY DRAGON JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
Approximate distribution map of the Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)

Jacky dragon Amphibolurus muricatus, Evans Crown, NSW
This photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken at Evans Crown, NSW

Jacky dragon Amphibolurus muricatus, Evans Crown, NSW
This photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken at Evans Crown, NSW


This head shot of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken near Otford Lookout, Royal National Park, NSW

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
This photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken at Blackhill Reserve (near Kyneton, Victoria)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
The crest along the middle of its back is clearly visible in this photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) taken at Blackhill Reserve (near Kyneton, Victoria)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
This photo of a baby Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken at Blackhill Reserve (near Kyneton, Victoria)

Amphibolurus muricatus JACKY DRAGON  JACKY LIZARD
The Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) above was photographed at the Australian Reptile Park, NSW.
Note that this lizards crest is clearly visible in this photo.

Amphibolurus muricatus JACKY LIZARD map
The Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) above was photographed at Mt Kiera NSW

Amphibolurus muricatus JACKY LIZARD
The Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) above was photographed at Mt Kiera NSW

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
The photograph above was taken at Nadgee NSW

Amphibolurus muricatus JACKY DRAGON  JACKY LIZARD  
Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
The Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) above was Photographed at Scheyville National Park, NSW

 JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
The Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) above which was photographed at Scheyville National Park, NSW is in a cryptic position.... it froze and allowed us to photograph it without running away. Note that rows of spines along the body are visible in this photograph.

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
Jacky Dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus) are often mistaken for young Bearded Dragons, however the spines on the head have a very different layout - (photo taken at Blackhill Reserve near Kyneton, Victoria)


JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
Notice the claws on this juvenile specimen, (photo taken at Blackhill Reserve near Kyneton, Victoria)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
This Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) has lost its tail, which was probably bitten off by a predator, (this species does not drop its tail as far as I know) - (photo taken at Blackhill Reserve near Kyneton, Victoria)

JACKY LIZARD Amphibolurus muricatus
This photo of a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) was taken at Blackhill Reserve near Kyneton, Victoria


The Jacky Lizard or Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) is a very common species found in Eastern and South Eastern Australia. It is often seen perching on fence posts and trees. It may be confused with many other species of Dragon lizards (Agamas) including the Mallee Heath Lashtail Dragon ( Amphibolurus norrisi) the Nobbi Dragon Diporiphora (was Amphibolurus) nobbi the Mountain (Heath) Dragon (Rankinia diemensis) and juvenile Common or Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)

The Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus) normally has a bright yellow mouth lining, however my long term (captive bred) Jacky Lizards had pink mouth linings.



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