Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP ReptilesGidgee Skink Long-nose Dragon Perentie Thorny Devil

Visitors to the Alice Springs Desert Park, will often see the Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), or their presence in the red sand, where they make their burrows.

Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris)
Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

They are a species that are quite common throughout Alice Springs, in the parks and urban gardens, just basking in the sunshine onthe pavement, rocks and logs. Whilst it might be named after it’s nose, it is their tail that is impressive, being longer then their body length.

Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), Alice Springs Desert Park
Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Iguania
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Gowidon
  • Species: Gowidon longirostris

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