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Rankinia diemensis

Mountain Dragon

Common name: Mountain Dragon

SVL: 82mm. Total length: 200mm

Mountain Dragon is one of three species in the genus Rankinia in Australia. Rankinia are known by their habit of burrowing. Until recently Mountain Dragon was included in the genus Tympanocryptis.

Mountain Dragon may be distinguished from similar looking species such as Jacky and Nobbi Dragons by colour and spines along the base of the tail, mouth colour, behaviour and habitat. To distinguish it from other similar species, please read the general note on dragons.

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Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Mittagong, NSW - 1 Sep 2021 by KarenG Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at - 6 Mar 2021 by Sarah2019 Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 25 Oct 2019 by RK
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Mittagong, NSW - 1 Sep 2021 by KarenG
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at - 6 Mar 2021 by Sarah2019
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 25 Oct 2019 by RK

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male
enlarged spinose scales on sides of base of tail
juvenile

Species information

  • Rankinia diemensis Scientific name
  • Mountain Dragon Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1708.8m Recorded at altitude
  • Synonyms

    Tympanocryptis diemensis

Location information

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