Long-nosed dragonScientific name: Amphibolurus longirostris

Meaning of name: The meaning of Amphibolurus is not known. Longirostris is from the Latin words longus, meaning long, and rostrum, meaning snout.

Distribution: Occurs in the drier parts of Western Australia from the south Kimberley to Greenough. Also through the arid parts of Northern Territory and South Australia.

Description: This lizard can grow up to 40 centimetres long, with 3/4 of this being tail. It has a distinctive pale stripe running from the tip of its nose along each side.

Notes: As it is out of its normal range, it is suspected that this dragon was a pet and has escaped or been released.

References: A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan. 2003
Lizards of Western Australia II Dragons and Monitors. GM Storr, LA Smith, RE Johnstone. 1983