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Ornate Crevice Dragon

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The Ornate Crevice Dragon (Ctenophorus ornatus) is a native species of Western Australia, where outcrops of granite can be found. Their range covers the area from the Darling Range to the Goldfields, all the way down to the southern shore.

A member of the genus Ctenophorus, or Rock Dragons, the Ornate Crevice Dragon can be found laying underneath pieces of granite rock, boulders and other undisturbed areas in the region. As with many of their related species, a head-bobbing characteristic can be seen while they are basking in the sun.

The Ornate Crevice Dragon grows to about 29 cm, but their SVL is 9.5 cm. Their tail is banded, and they can be distinguished from other species in their genus by their extremely flattened body.

Ornate Crevice Dragon Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Division: Chordata
  - Class: Reptilia
   - Order: Squamata
    - Family: Agamidae
     - Genus: Ctenophorus
      - Species: Ctenophorus ornatus
 
 
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