|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Species:||Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)|
|This Photo:||Juvenile Head|
Thank you Mark Hura for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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.