AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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Colour and pattern varies greatly, often dependent partially on the colour of the soil or sand.
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
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
Updated February 20, 2019