Black Rat
Murray Mallee Region
Painted Dragon
Juvenile Whole
Swift Rock Dragon (Ctenophorus modestus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Dragon (Agamidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Swift Rock Dragon (Ctenophorus modestus)
This Photo:     🔍Female?, profile🔎
Other name: Northern Tawny Dragon

Thank you Asimakis Patitsas for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Flinders Ranges and possibly elsewhere
These were called Tawny Crevice-dragon (Ctenophorus decresii), but that species has now been split in 2.
We suspect the one photographed here is a gravid female.
2 specimens found in November.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Nov-2021
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)