AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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CRESTED (Bicycle) DRAGON
The mature male Crested Dragon (Ctenophorus cristatus) above is from Eyre Peninsula South Australia.
Approximate distribution of the
Crested Dragon (Ctenophorus cristatus)
Female and juvenile Crested Dragons (Ctenophorus cristatus) 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.
The Crested Dragon (Ctenophorus cristatus) above is probably from Western Australia.
Crested Dragons were previously called Amphibolurus cristatus and the species is very common in some areas, where it lives in burrows.
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