Painted Dragon
Blue Morph, Male, Profile
Ellura
Painted Dragon
Blue Morph, Male, Poser
 
    
Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Reptile (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptile (Squamata)
Family: Dragon (Agamidae)
Species: Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)
This Photo:     Blue Morph, Male, Tail Raised

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.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)