THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - DRAGONS (AGAMAS)

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BARRIER RANGE DRAGON
Ctenophorus mirrityana

In the past this species was believed to be the Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii)

Barrier Range Dragons are only found in NSW

Barrier Range Dragon, Ctenophorus mirrityana
Note that this male Barrier Range Dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana)
from Mutawintji National Park NSW, has raised its crest!

Approximate distribution of the Barrier Range Dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana)
Approximate distribution of the Barrier Range Dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana)

Mature males tend to be much more colorful than females or immature males.

Barrier Range Dragons, (Ctenophorus mirrityana) are a rock dwelling species. They normally either live in rock crevices or under rocks.

Barrier Range Dragons (Ctenophorus mirrityana) may also be confused with the following species:-

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

* Northern Tawny Dragon or Swift Dragon

Ctenophorus modestus (split from C. decresii)

SA (Flinders Ranges)

* Southern Tawny Dragon

Ctenophorus decresii

SA (Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island)

Peninsula Rock Dragon (includes Arcoona Rock Dragon)

Ctenophorus fionni

SA

Red Barred Dragon

Ctenophorus vadnappa

SA

Painted Dragon

Ctenophorus pictus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

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