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Gibber dragon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Ctenophorus
Species:
gibba
Synonyms
  • Amphibolurus gibba
    (Houston, 1974)

Ctenophorus gibba, commonly known as the Gibber dragon, is a species of agamid lizard occurring in the sparsely vegetated gibber plains of northern South Australia.

Description

Adult Gibber dragons range in colour from yellowish-brown to reddish-brown to grey, with dark flecks. They are stout, with a round head, blunt snout, short limbs and tail. Adults have a total length (including tail) of 10.5–11.5 cm (4.1–4.5 in).

Ecology and behaviour

The Gibber dragon lives in the arid, sparsely vegetated gibber plains of northern South Australia. They bask on low protruding rocks and shelter in burrows dug into the soft soil between rocks.

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