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Ochre dragon

ochre dragon (Ctenophorus tjantjalka)
Coober Pedy, South Australia
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Ctenophorus tjantjalka - Johnston, 1992
Pronunciation  ten-OFF-or-uss   jan-JAL-kah
Etymology  Ctenophorus: 'comb-bearer', refering to the comb-like scales around the eyes.
tjantjalka: "The specific epithet is the name used by the Aboriginal people of north-western South Australia for saxicolous agamid lizards. It is used as a noun and is not subject to termination changes."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-central South Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

South Australia



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