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Australian Water Dragon

The Australian Water Dragon is a species of semi-aquatic agamid (AKA, iguanian lizard or dragon lizard) that are native to Australia. They are arboreal, and mostly spend their time foraging from tree to tree. Two subspecies of this lizard has been discovered.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Agamidae
    Subfamily Amphibolurinae
    Genus Intellagama
    Species I. lesueurii
    Scientific Name Intellagamalesueurii

    Length Up to around 1meter (3 feet)
    Coloration Light to dark gray with darker spiral lines on the tail
    Distribution East of Australia (Victoria northwards to Queensland)
    Habitat Near water bodies likerivers, lakes, creeks that have basking sites including overhanging branches of trees and rocks exposed to open or filtered sunlight
    Diet Most commonly insects including crickets, caterpillars, ants, spiders, etc., but also small rodents like baby mice
    Breeding Season September to January
    Clutch Size 6 to 18 eggs (average 9)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

    Australian Water Dragon Pictures Gallery

    Published on March 8th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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