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Tommy Roundhead Dragon

Diporiphora australis


Very small, fast dragon with 'painted' markings. Varies in size between 5cm and 7cm long (not including the extremely long tail).


Small sandy area on the bank of the Upper Noosa River.


My husband and I were kayaking on the river and got out to have a look around a small sandy beach. We found these tiny lizards there... they were so small we thought they were hatchlings, but apparently these are the size of adults! We thought there were only two but they kept darting around, and looking at the pictures now I'm not convinced that there weren't three. Shots 1&3 are definitely different specimens, but I'm not sure about Shot 2 - it could be the same as the specimen in Shot 1, or a different one altogether.

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LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Great find Shanna!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Well done, Nathan. When I was out walking with Daniele, Marc was her faithful spotter. I'm kinda envious of you both. The only spotters I have, have four feet, and tend to gnaw on the wildlife. Not much help to me at all :-/

ShannaB 7 years ago

Thanks Neil - it's a cool name, hey!! And we can thank Nathan for actually 'spotting' them... I had trouble seeing them even after he'd pointed them out, they were so small and blended in so well.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Tommy Roundhead? That's a great name for a rock star. He looks like a little poser, so he should do well. Awesome spotting, Shanna :-)

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Gympie, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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