Tommy Roundhead Dragon
Semi-arboreal lizard which perches on low shrubs and tree branches, from which it drops to feed on insects.
Usually flecked with brown on the throat and remaining ventral surfaces strongly speckled with dark brown. The tail is usually about 200% of the snout-vent length. Similar in appearance to D. bilineata.
It occurs in a wide range of habitats including woodlands, Melaleuca swamps, coastal dunes and other seasonally dry forests.
A welcome inhabitant of rock retaining walls and a good reason to include rocks and logs in the garden.
Cogger, Harold G. (2000) Reptiles & amphibians of Australia. 6th ed.
|Photo taken at Dingo Beach by Graham Armstrong