The Yinnietharra Rock Dragon (Ctenophorus
yinnietharra) is a lizard that is a part of the
Agamidae family, or Agamas.
They are endemic
to the western parts of Australia.
Growing to lengths of about 8 cm, the Yinnietharra
Rock Dragon is a red-brown in color, featuring
a dark brown stripe from their ear to below their eye
and a dark patch on the sides of their neck. Their coloration
gets lighter down their body, complete with an orange-brown
tail that has four black bands of color.
lists the Yinnietharra Rock Dragon
as being 'vulnerable'.
Where does the Yinnietharra Rock Dragon
The Yinnietharra Rock Dragon is only known in two small
locations in Western Australia. One is 5 km east of
Yinnietharra Station, with the other being about 25
What type of habitat does the Yinnietharra
Rock Dragon live in?
The Yinnietharra Rock Dragon tends
to stay in open areas with tall shrubs, and also areas
featuring granite outcroppings with Acacia shrubs growing
around them. They will bask in the sun on the granite
or on branches of the Acacia shrubs. Yinnietharra Rock
Dragons have also been found hiding in dead Acacia logs.
Yinnietharra Rock Dragon Classification
|- Kingdom: Animalia
| - Division: Chordata
| - Class: Reptilia
| - Order: Squamata
| - Family: Agamidae
| - Genus: Ctenophorus
| - Species: Ctenophorus