DragonAmphibolurus muricatus

Jacky Dragon at Namadgi National Park

Amphibolurus muricatus at Namadgi National Park - 8 Feb 2018

Identification history

Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus 8 Feb 2018 WillO
Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus 8 Feb 2018 wombey129
Dragon Diporiphora nobbi 8 Feb 2018 KMcCue276


wombey129 wrote:
   8 Feb 2018
I'm not sure why you think it is nobbi. They can be difficult to tell from muricatus from a photograph and the most convincing features that would help determine a nobbi id would be a pink colour inside the mouth rather than the bright yellow of muricatus or a reddish pink flush to the base of the tail in an adult male. This individual seems to be a juvenile. What do others think?
KMcCue276 wrote:
   9 Feb 2018
Hmmmm. Next time I will try to catch it, thanks for the hint.
WillO wrote:
   9 Feb 2018
I agree with John - this is A. muricatus. Nobbi dragons are not found that high up in the mountains. The nearest location to your record where they occur is the very lower slopes of Mt Tennant (along the first km of the walking track to the west of the Boboyen Road in and near dry open rocky Callitris woodland). However it is good that you checked in with the record - it is quite a high elevation record for muricatus so really useful. There is something about that Clear Range area....... especially with all those Rosenberg Monitor records. WillO.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Feb 2018 11:50 AM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by
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