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Rankinia diemensis

Mountain Dragon

Common name: Mountain Dragon

SVL: 82mm. Total length: 200mm

Mountain Dragon is one of three species in the genus Rankinia in Australia. Rankinia are known by their habit of burrowing. Until recently Mountain Dragon was included in the genus Tympanocryptis.

Mountain Dragon may be distinguished from similar looking species such as Jacky and Nobbi Dragons by colour and spines along the base of the tail, mouth colour, behaviour and habitat. To distinguish it from other similar species, please read the general note on dragons.

Distribution: In the ACT region it is a high altitude specialist.

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Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2021 by simonkel Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 24 Nov 2020 by jpittock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tallaganda National Park - 11 Dec 2019 by Harrisi Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Mar 2019 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Mar 2019 by BronClarke Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Feb 2019 by BrianHerps Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Feb 2019 by Kristy Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2019 by Christine Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 26 Jan 2019 by AndrewCB Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Jan 2019 by jmcleod Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Apr 2018 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2018 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2018 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2018 by roymcd Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 by roymcd Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 10 Dec 2017 by roymcd Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2017 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2017 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2017 by SWishart Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2017 by Ratcliffe Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 13 Jan 2017 by JackieMiles Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2016 by JudithRoach Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Mar 2016 by gregbaines Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Feb 2016 by NickWilson Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Nov 2015 by SuziBond Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Nov 2013 by MattM Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2013 by RobSpeirs Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Mar 2009 by KMcCue Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Mar 2009 by KMcCue Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2009 by HarveyPerkins Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Nov 2008 by HarveyPerkins Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Nov 1979 by wombey Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Nov 1979 by wombey
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2021 by simonkel
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 24 Nov 2020 by jpittock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tallaganda National Park - 11 Dec 2019 by Harrisi
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Mar 2019 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Mar 2019 by BronClarke
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Feb 2019 by BrianHerps
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Feb 2019 by Kristy
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2019 by Christine
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 26 Jan 2019 by AndrewCB
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Jan 2019 by jmcleod
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Apr 2018 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 by roymcd
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 10 Dec 2017 by roymcd
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2017 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2017 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2017 by SWishart
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2017 by Ratcliffe
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Kosciuszko National Park - 13 Jan 2017 by JackieMiles
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2016 by JudithRoach
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Mar 2016 by gregbaines
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Feb 2016 by JohnBundock
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Feb 2016 by NickWilson
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Nov 2015 by SuziBond
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2015 by NathanaelC
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Nov 2013 by MattM
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2013 by RobSpeirs
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Mar 2009 by KMcCue
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Mar 2009 by KMcCue
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2009 by HarveyPerkins
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Nov 2008 by HarveyPerkins
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Nov 1979 by wombey
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Nov 1979 by wombey

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Species information

  • Rankinia diemensis Scientific name
  • Mountain Dragon Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 787.2m to 1708.8m Recorded at altitude

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