Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs ReptilesBearded Dragon Long-nosed Dragon Perentie

The Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), sometimes spelt Long-nose Dragon, is seen around Alice Springs, in people’s garden and local parks, enjoying the sunshine basking on 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.

Dragon in the garden
Long-nose Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), Alice Springs NT

They are a swift small reptile, that can scoot off in quick time, especially when it runs off on its hind legs, a comical sight to witness.

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

Whilst a common species found across much of Australia, it is here in Alice Springs that you have a high chance to see one and maybe get up close.

Check out our Fauna section on Reptiles > Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris). You might also want to read our blog – There are dragons in my garden…


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

Alice Springs ReptilesBearded Dragon Long-nosed Dragon Perentie

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