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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PAINTED DRAGON
Ctenophorus pictus

PAINTED DRAGON - Ctenophorus pictus  
PAINTED DRAGON - Ctenophorus pictus - map - Reptiles of Australia

Colour and pattern varies greatly, often dependent partially on the colour of the soil or sand.

PAINTED DRAGON - Ctenophorus pictus
The Painted dragon above was photographed at the Head of Bight Visitor Centre, where they were very common and easy to approach. Some were eating ants while being photographed. This race from the Nullarbor Plain looks very similar to McKenzie's dragon Ctenophorus mckenziei.


Painted Dragons prefer sandy or dry areas, they normally live in burrows which are often close to bushes. In some areas they may burrow under rocks.


Sometimes confused in South Australia with the Tawny Dragon Ctenophorus decresii

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