Painted Dragon
Juvenile Head
Painted Dragon
Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Dragon (Agamidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus)
This Photo:     Juvenile Back

Thank you Reiner Richter, Ralph Foster, Mark Hura, Asimakis Patitsas, Stephen Mahony, Scott Eipper & Petra Hanke for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges, the Riverland 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.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Jan-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)