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Barrier Range dragon

Barrier Range dragon (Ctenophorus mirrityana)
Mutawintji National Park, New South Wales
Photo © Matthew Bonnett
Ctenophorus mirrityana - McLean, Moussalli, Sass & Stuart-Fox, 2013
Pronunciation  ten-OFF-or-uss  
Etymology  Ctenophorus: 'comb-bearer', refering to the comb-like scales around the eyes.
mirrityana: "The specific epithet mirrityana is a word meaning “out in the sunlight” in the local Aboriginal language (Paakantyi; Hercus, 1993), in reference to the conspicuousness of the species during hot weather. There are several rock engravings depicting lizards at Mutawintji National Park (McCarthy & Macintosh, 1962), some of which may represent this species given it’s prominence in the area."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.8 cm
Species max: 9.1 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known from Mutawintji National Park and adjacent properties); the Silverton Wind Farm site, 35 km north west of Broken Hill; Broken Hill; and Koonenberry Mountain, north of Mutawintji National Park.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales



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