Adult, Back Scales
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Species:||Nobbi Dragon (Diporiphora nobbi)|
|This Photo:||Juvenile, with Tick|
|Other names:||Nobbi Lashtail or Nobbi Lizard|
Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 322.
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
We wanted to remove the tick, but are always concerned about interfering. The tick is a native too and deserves to survive just as much as the Nobbi.
Talking with our friends at Entwood, Wayne told us that there is evidence the females will use the number of ticks on a male to determine it's health. She may then refuse to mate with one that has too many ticks. A form of natural selection which is very important and we mustn't interfere with that.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Grey with a pale brown star pattern around the eye.
2 silver grey stripes down the back with diamond breaks.
Large rear legs (almost frog like) with very long toes.
Jacky Lizards are hard to tell from Nobbi Lizards.
We don't get Jacky's in our area.