THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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TAWNY DRAGON & BARRIER RANGE DRAGON

TAWNY DRAGON Ctenophorus decresii Reptiles of Australia  map
Above map needs to be updated but at this stage it is believed that Barrier Range Dragons are only found in NSW and Tawny dragons only occur in South Australia.

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 dragons only occur in South Australia.

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

 

 

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

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BARRIER RANGE DRAGON
Ctenophorus mirrityana
(recently described)

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!

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.

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