Dragon ID Please

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  1. Chanzey

    Chanzey Well-Known Member

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    Hello, saw this guy today on the beach, just wondering what it is? Sorry for bad photos.. phones you know :p

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    woody101 Very Well-Known Member

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    a cute one :p
     
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    baby eastern water dragon is what it looks like to me, though the strips on its back throw me, so it might be something else
     
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    +1 for cute. :) I'd love to know what it is too so I'll keep checking back. Lucky find too because he blends into the dried leaves etc pretty well considering he's at a beach? Seems a bit odd to me but he must be managing ok.
     
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    snakeluvver Very Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure thats a Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)
    Not 100% certain though. But its definitely not a water dragon
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Diporophora sp

    Cheers
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    nope not a water dragon lol, the heads and tails are really similar though, what's in between the two isn't though
     

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    I agree with Scott it's a species of Diporiphora. Most likely a Tommy Roundhead, Diporiphora australis.
     
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    Chanzey Well-Known Member

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    Alright thanks alot :)
     
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    I think it is a i jacky dragon .strips on its back are to thick to be an ewd
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely not a Jacky Dragon or Eastern Water Dragon.
     
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    Semi angle headed? Or yeah I would have said jacky
     
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    how silly of you all

    dont you remember the song??

    his name is PUFF
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    draconis majicus
     
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    Diporiphora australis, Tommy Roundhead a type of two-lined dragon. Snakeluvver Jacky Dragons aren't found further north than the Wide Bay/Burnett area.

    Tommy Roundheads are everywhere around Townsville.
     
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    I thought it was a Tommy Roundhead at first but for some reason something about it threw me. And the fact that CamdeJong is right and Jackies are found nowhere near Townsville makes me feel even stupider lol, I must've been really tired when I posted that, even though it was only at 7pm.
     
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    Chanzey Well-Known Member

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    There was a fair bit of foreshore vegetation so Im guessing he spends most of the time in there.
     
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