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Amphibolurus muricatus

Jacky Lizard at Tralee, NSW

Amphibolurus muricatus at Tralee, NSW - 10 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Amphibolurus muricatus 5 Mar 2022 WillO
Diporiphora nobbi 5 Mar 2022 WillO

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User's notes

I think this is a young Nobbi Dragon but it could be a young Jacky Lizard.

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WillO wrote:
   5 Mar 2022
It can be hard to separate D. nobbi from A. muricatus - particularly in a photograph. So you were correct in wondering which species it was that you had photographed. The colour of the inside of the mouth would have helped as Nobbi Dragons have pink mouths and Jacky Lizards have yellow mouths. Because this individual resembles many Tree Dragons that have been seen and photographed in the ACT, and because it is well away from known nearest records along the Murrumbidgee Corridor we can be reasonably confident it is a A. muricatus. Thanks for your record from an interesting location.
wombey wrote:
   5 Mar 2022
I agree with Will, both species could be difficult to id as juveniles and a peek inside the mouth would be the best way to confirm here.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Feb 2021 04:40 PM Recorded on
  • roman_soroka Recorded by

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