The Central Netted Dragon gets its name from the net-like pattern over the body. They are reddish brown or yellowish-brown in colour. It is a medium-size terrestrial lizard with relatively short legs, a low crest along the top of the neck, a narrow vertebral stripe, and a blunt snout.
Central Netted Ground-dragon
10 cm excluding tail. 26-28cm overall
red sandy desert with spinifex grass vegetation. They dig shallow burrows to which they retreat when threatened.
insects as ants, grasshoppers, beetles, and termites, also plants
lay up to six eggs - usually about 4
through arid Australia from the Western Australian coast to Western New South Wales and Queensland
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
These dragons are sold as pets.
|Common Name:||Central Netted Dragon|
Relatives in same Genus
Tawny Dragon (C. decresii)
Western Netted Dragon (C. reticulatus)