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Jacky Lizard

Amphibolurus muricatus

Description:

The Jacky Lizard (also known as the Jacky Dragon or the Tree Dragon) belongs to a large genus of Australian Dragon lizards. It is pale grey to dark brown in colour with black patches along the middle of the back and two paler stripes on either side of these two dark patches. All members of the genus Amphibolurus have very variable scales, but the Jacky Lizard has particularly large and prominent scales along its back in rows from the neck to the base of the tail and spiny scales on the sides of the neck. Jacky Lizards have a snout-vent length of about 100 millimetres and can weighs up to 60 grams. The tail is very long (up to about 200 millimetres) and the lining of the mouth is bright yellow.

Habitat:

Open forest.

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TonyMarkham
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TonyMarkham

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 1, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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