THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles

PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE

HOME

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

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


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


LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Dragons (Agamas)

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)


Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

Find a Random Species of Australian Reptile

Visit the Australian Herpetology Website

 

About John Fowler | About John Hollister | Report Faulty Link | Report an Error | Contact John Fowler Author of the Australian Herpetology Website and Holiday in Kos - Owner of the Adelaide Reptile Forum

Contact John Hollister Author of John Hollister Reptile Collection - Herping the Trans-Pecos & Rattlesnake Roundup

©2019 John Fowler and John Hollister. All rights reserved. Reproduction or re-use of information or materials from this web site is strictly prohibited and against international law. (NOTE:- No permission is needed to link to this web page)

This site is supported by:- BoaSnakes.info, PetGecko.info and Holiday in Kos

Note Content provided by other contributors cannot be used without their permission.

Updated February 20, 2019

*
#
?