THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - DRAGONS (AGAMAS)

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DRAGON LIZARDS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA


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A Listing of South Australian Dragons
(Agamid) Lizards

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

Distribution Key
ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)


family: Agamidae (Dragons)

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Burns' Dragon 

Amphibolurus (was Lophognathus) burnsi 

NSW, Qld

Jacky Lizard

Amphibolurus muricatus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Mallee Heath Lashtail Dragon

Amphibolurus norrisi

SA, Vic, WA

*Eastern Heath Dragon

Ctenophorus chapmani
(previously Tympanocryptis adelaidensis)

SA, WA

Black Shouldered Ground Dragon

Ctenophorus clayi

NT, SA, WA

Crested Dragon

Ctenophorus cristatus

SA, WA

* Southern Tawny Dragon

Ctenophorus decresii

SA (Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island)

Peninsula Rock Dragon (includes Arcoona Rock Dragon)

Ctenophorus fionni

SA

* Eastern Mallee Military Dragon

Ctenophorus hawkeswoodi (= C. spinodomus)
(Split from C. fordi)

NSW, SA

Bulldust Ground-Dragon

Ctenophorus gibba

SA

Graaf's Ring-tailed Dragon

Ctenophorus graafi (was Ctenophorus caudicinctus graafi)

WA( far eastern interior)
(extending into NT and SA?)

*Eastern Mallee Military Dragon

Ctenophorus hawkswoodi (= C. spinodomus)
(Split from C. fordi)

NSW, SA

Military Dragon

Ctenophorus isolepis

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Spotted Military Dragon (subspecies)

Ctenophorus maculatus dualis

SE West Australia and extreme SW South Australia. 

Lake Eyre Dragon

Ctenophorus maculosus

SA

Dwarf Bicycle Dragon or Mckenzie's Dragon

Ctenophorus mckenziei

WA SA (Great Australian Bight)

* Northern Tawny Dragon or Swift Dragon

Ctenophorus modestus (split from C. decresii)

SA (Flinders Ranges)

Central Netted Dragon

Ctenophorus nuchalis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Painted Dragon

Ctenophorus pictus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Western Netted Dragon

Ctenophorus reticulatus

SA, WA

Rusty Crevice Dragon

Ctenophorus rufescens

SA, WA, NT

Claypan Dragon or Saltpan Ground Dragon

Ctenophorus salinarum

WA, SA

Lozenge-Marked Dragon

Ctenophorus scutulatus

SA, WA

Slater's Ring-tailed Dragon or Centralian Rock Dragon

Ctenophorus slateri (What was previously Ctenophorus caudicinctus slateri combined with what was previously Ctenophorus caudicinctus macropus)

Far Northern Australia, WA, NT extending into Central Australia Qld and SA

Ochre Dragon

Ctenophorus tjantjalka

SA

Red Barred Dragon

Ctenophorus vadnappa

SA

Pink Two Lined Dragon Dragon

Diporiphora linga

SA

Nobbi Dragon

Diporiphora nobbi
(was in the genus Amphibolurus and Ctenophorus)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Grey-striped Western Desert Dragon

Diporiphora paraconvergens  

WA, SA, NT

Plain Backed Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora reginae

WA, SA

Canegrass Two Lined Dragon

Diporiphora winneckei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Long-nosed Water Dragon

Gowidon (or Amphibolurus) (was Lophognathus) longirostris

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Australian Water Dragon

Intellagama lesueurii

NSW, Qld, Vic (Feral in SA)

Thorny Devil or Moloch

Moloch horridus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Common or Eastern Bearded Dragon

Pogona barbata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Dwarf Bearded Dragon

Pogona minor minor

NT, SA, WA

Nullarbor Bearded Dragon

Pogona nullarbor

SA, WA

Inland Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Centralian Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis centralis
(was T. lineata centralis)

NT, SA, WA

* Claypan Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis argillosa

SA, Qld, NSW

* Harlequin Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis fictilis

SA

Nullarbor Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis houstoni
(was T. lineata houstoni)

SA, WA

Gibber Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis intima

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Lined Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis lineata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Lined Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis petersi

SA, NSW, Vic

Long-tailed or Eyrean Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis tetraporophora

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

*Gawler Earless Dragon  

Tympanocryptis tolleyi

Gawler Bioregion north of Eyre Peninsula (SA)
(Note this doesn't occur near the town of Gawler)

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

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Click here for list of Australian Dragons Lizards of the ACT

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)

 


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