What species is this?

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  1. turkeyface2350

    turkeyface2350 New Member

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    Just returned from some camping in the South Australian Mid North, and caught this lizard.

    Saw another one even smaller and one larger but with red/orange on the side of his head (no photo for that one sorry)

    Cheers. IMG_20171012_140947.jpg IMG_20171012_140936.jpg

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    I'd say it was a tawny dragon juvenile (ctenophores decresii).
     
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    Looks to me that it's a species of Ctenophorus and going of the colour pattern, size of the tympanum (ear) and location I'm of the belief that it is a female Red-Barred Dragon (Ctenophorus vadnappa). Anyone else got any ideas?
     
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    I did think Red Barred Dragon, but thought it might be out of its range.
    What part of the mid north did you find it?
     
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    Mt. Bryan East

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    I was assuming it was a bit further north so given the specific location I have to agree with Pinefamily.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your insight. Its so nice to go out and see the native reptiles (also saw some brown snakes and blue tongues) in my favourite camping spot and its even nicer knowing exactly what they are.

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    Yep, I go out into my back yard and find skinks (not sure of the species), blue tongues, and beardies. Still waiting to see a lacie down the road at the golf club this year.
     
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    Maybe you should grab a photo and post it here? lol
     
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