Lake Eyre Dragon
The Lake Eyre Dragon lives on salt lakes and
burrows into the cooler, moist soil below the salt crust of the Lake Eyre region
in South Australia.
These small lizards can withstand higher temperatures and has a higher salt
tolerance than most other lizards. They can be seen walking, often with their
toes off the ground (because the ground is so hot). They have special adapted
eyelashes that help cut out some glare from the sun and white salt.
The Lake Eyre Dragon feed mainly on tiny harvester ants that nest in the salt.
During floods, the dragon lives on the sandy shoreline, where they dig burrows.