THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


CRESTED (Bicycle) DRAGON
Ctenophorus cristatus

CRESTED (Bicycle) DRAGON Ctenophorus cristatus REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  
The mature male Crested Dragon Ctenophorus cristatus above is from Eyre Peninsula South Australia.

 

CRESTED (Bicycle) DRAGON Ctenophorus cristatus REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA map

Female and juvenile Crested Dragons are less colorful than adult males displaying breeding coloration.

Like many other species of dragons this species can run at high speed on its back legs.

The term Bicycle lizard (or dragon) is often used for lizards that run on their back legs in parts of Australia.

 

CRESTED (Bicycle) DRAGON Ctenophorus cristatus REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
The Crested Dragon above is probably from Western Australia.
Ctenophorus cristatus was previously called Amphibolurus cristatus and is very common in some areas, where it lives in burrows.


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