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Rankinia diemensis

Mountain Dragon at suppressed

Rankinia diemensis at suppressed - 6 Mar 2021
Rankinia diemensis at suppressed - 6 Mar 2021
Rankinia diemensis at suppressed - 6 Mar 2021
Rankinia diemensis at suppressed - 6 Mar 2021
Rankinia diemensis at suppressed - 6 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Rankinia diemensis 23 Mar 2021 PatrickCampbell
Rankinia diemensis 8 Mar 2021 Sarah2019

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Bit of a guess as to ID.

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   23 Mar 2021
You're correct, it's a juvenile Mountain Dragon and a very young one, that's probably recently hatched. The sides of the base of the tail are a good place to get close-up shots of in this species (or at least in focus and well illuminated) in order to help confirm ID. Rankinia diemensis can be distinguished from other similar looking dragon species in this part of the world by rows of enlarged spinose scales.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Mar 2021 11:10 AM Recorded on
  • Sarah2019 Recorded by

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