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TAWNY DRAGON
Ctenophorus decresii
Tawny Dragons only occur in South Australia.

TAWNY DRAGON Ctenophorus decresii
From Burra area South Australia:- Note that Tawny Dragons (Ctenophorus decresii) in this area have stripes on the throat which do not usually occur on Tawny Dragons

Approximate distribution of the Tawny Dragon, Ctenophorus decresii
Approximate distribution of the Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii)

Tawny Dragons (Ctenophorus decresii) are a rock dwelling species. They normally either live in rock crevices or under rocks.

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

TAWNY DRAGON Ctenophorus decresii  
This Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) is from the Mt. Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, South Australia

This sub-adult Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) is from Cherry Gardens in the Mt. Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, South Australia
This sub-adult Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) is from Cherry Gardens in the Mt. Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, South Australia

This juvenile Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) is from Cherry Gardens in the Mt. Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, South Australia
This juvenile Tawny Dragon (Ctenophorus decresii) is from Cherry Gardens in the Mt. Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, South Australia


Note that the Barrier Range Dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana) which only occurs in NSW is very similar to this species

This species may also be confused with the following species:-

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Peninsula Rock Dragon (includes Arcoona Rock Dragon)

Ctenophorus fionni

SA

Red Barred Dragon

Ctenophorus vadnappa

SA

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