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Diporiphora nobbi

Nobbi Dragon at Tennent, ACT

Diporiphora nobbi at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
Diporiphora nobbi at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
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Identification history

Diporiphora nobbi 7 Nov 2018 WillO
Unidentified 21 Oct 2018 MatthewFrawley

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User's notes

About 20cm in length, so not sure if it was a young dragon? Note, I have added a second photo that shows the colour of the tongue.

4 comments

WillO wrote:
   26 Oct 2018
This does look very like a Nobbi Dragon. Perhaps a faint hint of yellow appearing in the dorso-lateral pale stripe. If you check back at the site in a few weeks you may see the yellow stripes and pink breeding colours on the males that will help id them as D. nobbi. Try and get another photo if that is the case. As John has pointed out previously mouth colour (pinkish) easily separates them from Jacky Lizards (yellow) in the ACT. What might help with a decision on this one is that I have seen quite a few Nobbi dragons on the lower slopes of Mt Tennent very near this location - mainly sitting on granite boulders.
   26 Oct 2018
AS far as I know Nobbys have not been seen this far south.
wombey wrote:
   26 Oct 2018
I must admit, I was rather tentative with confirming this as muricatus. The dragon does look odd and I would be happy to agree to a change to nobbi if any other evidence or opinion can persuade the argument. If this animal represents a population here then a peek inside the mouth would certainly help solve the issue. I can almost visualize a faint red flush at the base of the tail. Anything goes at this junction!
WillO wrote:
   6 Nov 2018
Nobbi dragons have been recorded as far south in our region as Cooma Back ridge (just to the north of Cooma) in Callitris pine country.

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Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Tennent, ACT - 2 Sep 2018 by SWishart Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Pomaderris sp. at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Jun 2015 by michaelb Cillibus incisus (Darkling Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015 by michaelb Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Tennent, ACT - 2 Sep 2018 by SWishart
Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pomaderris sp. at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Jun 2015 by michaelb
Cillibus incisus (Darkling Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 21 Oct 2018 11:28 AM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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