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Gravel dragon

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Cryptagama aurita - (Storr, 1981)
Pronunciation  KRIP-tah-GAM-ah   orr-EE-tah
Etymology  Cryptagama: 'hidden Agama', after another genus of dragon lizards.
aurita: referring to the ear.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known from several isolated populations in the central Kimberley, and one individual from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia


Known from rocky areas with spinifex.

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