|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Reptile (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptile (Squamata)|
|Species:||Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)|
|This Photo:||Juvenile Head|
Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 344.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Painted dragons are a beautifully coloured, small, dragon lizard native to Australia.
Females are plain brown coloured.
Males come in 4 colour morphs: Blue, Orange, Red & Yellow colours. All male morphs have blue belly & legs. The Blue morphs have a blue throat with white / brown cheeks like females.